FAA closes helicopter probe in Mankato

MANKATO — The Federal Aviation Administration has closed its review of the  helicopter that was inadvertently started at the  Mankato air show because there was no "intention of flight," a spokeswoman said.

Meanwhile, Mayo Clinic has submitted to the FAA a set of revised policies relating to static displays at air shows, said Kevin Burns, director of public affairs at Mayo Clinic Health System in southwestern Minnesota.

He declined to specify those revised policies because the FAA may modify them.

Burns said there are no additional Mayo Clinic  helicopter displays at air shows for the remainder of the year.

A 17-year-old started the  helicopter June 20, knocking over a sun shade and slightly injuring two people. They were treated at the air show’s first-aid station.

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