Low flying helicopter was on inspection trip

A helicopter seen flying very low over the eastern side of Fort Dodge late Friday morning wasn’t lost or in distress.

A flight plan showed the Bell Jet Ranger chopper came into Fort Dodge for an inspection flight, according to Rhonda Chambers, the director of aviation at Fort Dodge Regional Airport. Chambers did not know what kind of inspection was being conducted. Helicopters are used on occasion to inspect power lines.

The helicopter flew into Fort Dodge at about 11:15 a.m. and headed north along 32nd Street before flying to eastern Iowa.


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