Power Lines Kill Helicopter Pilot
The Associated Press reports a helicopter crashed today on a highway in southwestern Germany after getting caught in high voltage power lines. The helicopter exploded and the pilot was killed. Pieces of the helicopter hit a truck, causing minor injuries to the driver.
Overhead electricity transmission and distribution lines have caused hundreds of aircraft-related deaths and injuries and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. See Airplane, Helicopter and Hot Air Balloon Accidents Due to Overhead Power Lines for details.