Alaska man suffers minor injuries in Iowa helicopter crash

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) – An Alaska man suffered only minor injuries when the helicopter he was flying over a northeastern Iowa cornfield hit a power line and crashed.

The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened just after 8 a.m. Wednesday in a field near Waukon. Investigators say 66-year-old Kurt Lepping, of Wasilla, Alaska, was flying low over the field to apply agriculture chemicals when it hit the power line. Lepping was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.

The crash remains under investigation, and the Federal Aviation Administration and National Traffic Safety Board were notified.