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CAA: kite could have downed police helicopter

It appears the incident involving a kite and the police helicopter could have resulted in a fatal crash.

Cayman 27 reported earlier in the week an incident where the police helicopter’s rotor head became entangled with the line of a kite flying higher than the legal limit.

A crew member was hit by the flailing kite line, according to a CAA press release, which adds that a length of line had become wrapped around the rotor head. The CAA says that could have potentially restricted the control of the blades, leading to a fatal accident.

The CAA says kites can be flown up to 100 feet within three nautical miles of an airport and up to 200 feet anywhere else.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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