Kentucky State Police helicopter crashes, 2 injured

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JACKSON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a helicopter conducting an ongoing investigation has crashed in eastern Kentucky.
   
Trooper Shaun Little says the pilot and a trooper on board the helicopter were airlifted for their injuries from the Evanston community in Breathitt County near the Magoffin County line.
   
WLEX-TV and WKYT-TV in Lexington each reported that the crash involved a DEA helicopter working with the marijuana suppression team.
   
Little declined to release the names of those injured in the crash, which happened at about 10:55 a.m. EDT Monday.
   
The crash remained under investigation Monday.

Earlier story:

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a helicopter working with the state's Cannabis Suppression Branch has crashed in eastern Kentucky.
   
Trooper Tony Watts says one trooper was on board when the helicopter went down Monday morning in Breathitt County near the Magoffin County line. Watts declined to comment on the specifics of the crash or whether there were any injuries.
   
WLEX-TV and WKYT-TV in Lexington each reported that the crash involved a DEA helicopter working with the marijuana suppression team.
   
The stations reported that a spotter and pilot have non-life threatening injuries.
   
The crash remained under investigation Monday.

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