Fatal helicopter flight originated Oct. 29 from Gogebic-Iron Airport


November 26, 2018


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ODANAH, Wis. — The National Traffic Safety Board has released a preliminary report of the Oct. 29 helicopter crash that killed the pilot, who was on pipeline patrol for Enbridge Energy near Odanah.

Dean Bass, 64, of Ontario, Canada, died in the crash.

The flight departed that day from the Gogebic-Iron County Airport around 1 p.m. for routine pipeline patrol, en route to Superior, Wis.

The helicopter struck trees and terrain before coming to rest in an upright position. A post-crash fire then consumed most of the cabin, according to the NTSB report, b...

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