(MLIVE) Researchers in a low-flying helicopter were trying to net an elk to fit it with a tracking collar when the large animal leapt at the chopper's tail rotor, bringing the aircraft crashing to the ground.
The incident occurred Monday in Wasatch County, Utah, about 90 miles east of Salt Lake City, according to the Associated Press.
The two people in the helicopter were not seriously injured. The elk died.
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