Copter For Hugh Jackman Movie Snags Power Line

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Authorities say a helicopter used in the filming of the Hugh Jackman movie “Real Steel” snagged a power line in Michigan, causing a brief power outage and closing a roadway.

Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson told the Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe that no injuries were reported after the Sunday evening accident in Huron County’s Sheridan Township, about 90 miles north of Detroit.

A section of a nearby road was closed for a short time.

Hanson said the helicopter was equipped with a front-mounted camera. Hanson says the helicopter hooked the electrical wire, then seemed to have “directional control issues” before safely flying away.

“Real Steel” is a futuristic drama about robot boxing. The DreamWorks Studios’ film is scheduled for a 2011 release.
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Information from: Huron Daily Tribune, http://www.michigansthumb.com
  
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