Tree trimming helicopter crashes, killing the pilot

Pickens County, GA – Johnny Kent died after the helicopter he was using to trim trees crashed.

Officials stated that the helicopter crashed as the pilot was towing a stem of saws under the chopper and cutting back tree limbs near power lines.

According to Pickens County Sherriff’s office Kris Stancil, “He hit a tree at some point. The wind was pretty strong, so there’s a possibility that the wind caused it.”

The chopper plunged 60 feet to the ground, the saws taking down a tree stand nearby.

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