- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

HUDSON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say one person has died in an accident involving a helicopter that was undergoing maintenance on the ground at a farm in Black Hawk County.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says the person died Friday “while maintenance work was being done on a stationery helicopter” in rural Hudson.

Deputy Tony Meyer says there were no other injuries. The sheriff’s office says it will release the victim’s name after relatives are notified.

Authorities were called to the farm about 10:30 a.m., and officers could later be seen searching a nearby field.

The helicopter’s tail number corresponds with a helicopter owned by Ritel Copter Service. The company was involved in a lawsuit after a helicopter crashed in 2006 during filming of the film, “The Final Season.”

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