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Oct 28, 2013 7:45 PM by Jeff Langan

Three hurt in Oregon helicopter crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Oregon say a helicopter with three people aboard crashed into the South Umpqua River.

Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson says the pilot was airlifted to a Eugene hospital after Monday's crash and two passengers were taken by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Roseburg. Their names and conditions have not been released.

The crash knocked down power lines and a hazardous materials team went to the scene because fuel from the wrecked helicopter leaked into the river.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

The crash occurred near Days Creek, about 200 miles south of Portland.

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