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Wind flips parked police helicopter at Pa. airport

February 20. 2013 4:19AM
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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — State police say high winds toppled a parked helicopter that had just returned from a search in western Pennsylvania.

Trooper Steve Limani says a corporal had tied the state police helicopter down at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe on Wednesday morning.

The corporal was planning to refuel the aircraft, but a gust of wind blew it onto its side just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Limani said no one was injured, but there was extensive damage.

Gabe Monzo, executive director of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority, said no other damage was reported at the airport due to the winds.

The helicopter was taking part in the search for a missing snowmobiler in Somerset County who was found alive Wednesday.

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