CORYDON, Ind. — A pilot from Montana is alive after his helicopter crashed in a Harrison County cornfield.
Indiana State Police found the wreckage of a Bell 206 helicopter in a cornfield near Corydon on Wednesday afternoon.
The pilot, 29-year-old Zane Lightner, was taken to the Harrison County Hospital. He was later transferred to University Hospital in Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe the helicopter was being used as a crop duster and accidentally hit a power line running across the cornfield where the copter was dusting.
The FAA has been contacted and will conduct a joint investigation with the National Traffic Safety Administration Board.
The crash is still under investigation.