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Crash Causes Power Outages In Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on June 24, 2009

Nearly 17 hundred people lost power in Bureau County Monday night after an ultralight plane crashed into a power line.

The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office says Richard Besler of Ohio was piloting an ultralight Monday night when he hit the power line on the northeast side of Ohio. Besler and his passenger refused treatment on the scene.

Over 16 hundred ComEd customers in Ohio and Walnut lost power for about seven hours after the crash.

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