Victims in Iowa helicopter crash identified
Authorities have identified two men killed in a March 31 helicopter crash west-central Iowa.
Officials say a passenger, 23-year-old Benjamin Peterson of Des Moines, and the pilot, 30-year-old Ryan Doolittle, of Minneapolis, died in the crash. Peterson worked for Western EcoSystem Tech as an aerial wildlife surveyor.
The crash happened in Audubon County, a few miles east of Hamlin. Authorities say the aircraft hit a power line before it went down.
The crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.