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This helicopter and its massive array of saws – measuring in at more than 20-feet – flew in and around Linville last week, trimming branches along Mountain Electric Cooperative’s power line right of ways.

Originally published: 2013-02-28 13:55:44
Last modified: 2013-02-28 13:57:52


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Helicopters are often called “choppers” for short, but that nickname took on a new meaning for visitors to Linville last week, many of whom saw a helicopter sporting a massive array of 24-inch saw blades, which it used to trim trees branches near power lines.

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