Officials in Manitowoc County have identified the man killed when the helicopter he was piloting near the Town of Maple Grove this week crashed.
The Manitowoc County coroner’s office says 61-year-old Paul Ruppert of Madison died from multiple trauma injuries, as a result of the crash. Ruppert was helping a crew string wire for a power line, when witnesses told investigators it appeared as if the helicopter just shut down and crashed into a swampy area.
The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA continue to investigate the incident.
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