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A State Police helicopter crash landed in the Southern Tier. State police said a trooper was forced to land the Bell 430 chopper near Bath in Steuben County off of Interstate 86.

The unidentified trooper was returning from a missing person search at about 11 a.m. Friday morning when a mechanical emergency caused him to make an abrupt landing.

The man was transported to StrongMemorialHospital with non-life threatening injuries.The cause of the incident is under investigation. 

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