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Copter crashes after fundraiser

July 25, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Four people killed when their helicopter crashed on a highway were returning from an event where they had given helicopter rides to raise money for troubled youth, authorities said.

One victim, Niall R.Y. Booth, 43, told his son that he was waiting to fly back because of foul weather. Visibility was somewhat hampered by fog, and storms had passed through earlier. But investigators could not say if weather was a factor, said Kitty Higgins, a National Transportation Safety Board member.

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