NTSB releases report of fatal helicopter crash

A helicopter being pulled out of the Fox River after it crashed Saturday, June 9, 2018, according to officials. (WLUK/Jerry Van Handel)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The National Transportation Safety Board released its report of a fatal helicopter crash on the Fox River in Oshkosh.

The June 9 crash claimed the life of the pilot, 27-year-old Jonathan Bahr of Platteville.

The report confirms the pilot and a photographer were flying above the Four Horseman Poker Run on Lake Winnebago, photographing the event.

After an hour and a half of being airborne, the pilot returned to the Dockside Tavern on the Fox River and the photographer got out, the report says.

The pilot then took off to the south with the intent of flying to Wittman Field in Oshkosh to refuel, the report says.

At some point, the pilot turned northwest and came into contact with a static line and fiber optic line, crashing into the Fox River, the report says.

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