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Illinois State Helicopter Crashes in New Mexico
Illinois State Helicopter Crashes in New Mexico

A helicopter owned by the Illinois Department of Transportation has crashed in New Mexico.

IDOT spokesman Jae Miller says two Illinois state employees were aboard the helicopter at the time of the crash. She says both employees walked away unharmed.

It happened Saturday afternoon about three miles south of Amistad, N.M.

Miller says the helicopter was traveling to Nevada for maintenance at the request of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.