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Saskatchewan Helicopter Crash Kills Calgary Pilot

10/28/2015 11:32 EDT | Updated 10/28/2015 12:59 EDT
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KINLEY, Sask. — A Calgary pilot has been killed in a helicopter crash in central Saskatchewan.

RCMP say the 48-year-old man was the only person in the chopper that went down Tuesday evening in a field, about one kilometre southeast of the community of Kinley.

Police also say there were no homes or buildings near the crash site.

The pilot was flying from Calgary to Saskatoon.

His name has not been released.

Investigators with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada were expected at the scene Wednesday.

The accident marks the second time a helicopter has gone down in Saskatchewan in less than a week.

Two men died last Thursday when their chopper crashed onto an island in the North Saskatchewan River near Paynton while they were repairing power lines.

Steven Wilson, 55, of Campbell River, B.C., was the pilot and Dean Gervais, 30, of Prince Albert, Sask., was the passenger.

Wilson was a pilot working for Oceanview Helicopters in British Columbia, while Gervais worked for one of the company's clients.

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