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Truck hauling helicopter gets snagged on overpass in Louisiana


A trucker hauling a helicopter ran into trouble with an overpass on a Louisiana interstate on Friday morning.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on September 22, at S. Range Avenue and I-12 in Denham Springs, Louisiana.

A truck hauling what appeared to be a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter became wedged underneath an overpass support beam, WBRZ reports. The outlet says that a new Sikorsky S-92 costs about $30 million.

“The load was too tall and the helicopter engine struck the overpass,” the Denham Springs Police Department said.

No injuries were reported.

It took about two hours to remove the stuck vehicle.

Officials say that there is no indication of structural damage to the overpass.

Denham Springs Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development responded to the scene, but it isn’t clear whether citations were issued.

You can view video of the removal of the truck and helicopter below.


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