- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

TOWN OF MAPLE GROVE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man killed in a helicopter crash in Manitowoc County.

WLUK reports (http://bit.ly/1Ybz38X ) that 61-year-old Paul Ruppert of Madison died in Wednesday’s crash.

Ruppert was flying a helicopter being used to help replace old power lines with fiber optic lines. His copter pitched and crashed into a swampy area near Reedsville after taking off from dropping tools or workers on the ground.

Ruppert was the only one aboard. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was at the scene.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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