Elk crashes helicopter
AN elk leapt into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said on Tuesday.
The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 3m above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office. The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt, but the elk died of its injuries on Monday afternoon.
The crew was trying to capture and sedate the elk and give it a tracking collar.