- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

WOODSBORO, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety says three men have been injured in a commercial helicopter crash in South Texas.

The Victoria Advocate reports the pilot told troopers they were checking pipelines in Refugio County on Thursday when the helicopter lost power and crashed into a field.

Forty-eight-year-old pilot Michael Orlowsky of West Plains, Missouri, was flown to a Corpus Christi hospital in critical condition. A 44-year-old passenger from Minnesota was critically injured and also flown to the hospital. A 28-year-old Texas man was taken to a county hospital and his condition is unclear.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the agency is investigating.

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