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Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:41:11 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/leaping-elk-crashes-low-flying-research-helicopter-in-utah/ar-BBJ5QG5?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=SL5IDHP

just when you though you've heard it all:

SALT LAKE CITY — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.

The elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office.

The two people on board weren't seriously hurt, but the elk died of its injuries Monday afternoon.