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Chopper Clips Powerlines

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June 11, 2019

About 30 Ergon Energy customers in the Maclagan and Peranga areas lost power for almost five hours on Tuesday after an Army helicopter clipped powerlines.

The incident occurred about 11:00am.

The ARH Tiger helicopter, which was on a training exercise from Oakey Army Aviation Training Centre, landed safely in a paddock near Maclagan.

No one on board was injured and the helicopter was not badly damaged.

The Department of Defence will investigate the incident.

Power was restored at 3:39pm.

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