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Two injured in helicopter crash in Schuylkill County

BARNESVILLE – Two men were injured Friday in a helicopter crash at a golf course near Locust Lake State Park in Schuylkill County.

The helicopter went down around 6:30 p.m. near the eighth hole of the Maple Course at Mountain Valley Golf Course in Barnesville, according to a supervisor of the county’s communication center.

A pilot and a passenger were flown to area hospitals. One was taken to a hospital in Reading, the other to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

The extent of their injuries was not known at press time.

No one else was in the helicopter that was there to assist with a charity ball drop for a golf tournament. No one on the ground was injured.

The 27-hole golf course on Brockton Mountain Drive remains closed. The cause of crash is unknown, pending an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A helicopter crash in Pottsville a couple of months ago resulted in minor injuries.

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