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Helicopter pilot still missing at South Holston Lake

August 25th, 2012 9:42 am by Rick Wagner

 Helicopter pilot still missing at South Holston Lake

ABINGDON — A low-flying helicopter over South Holston Lake is the norm on race weekend, ferrying people back and forth from Bristol Motor Speedway to a private residence adjoining the lake.
But the loud boom or thud heard shortly after 10:15 p.m. Friday night was not the norm, taking area residents by surprise.
The seven-passenger Bell helicopter owned partly by the Food City grocery story chain crashed upside down shortly after takeoff, a crash heard throughout surrounding campgrounds along the lake that straddles the Tennessee-Virginia line.

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