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Helicopter Helps Power Line Installation

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Drivers along Highway 23 in central North Dakota have more than road construction to divert their attention these days.

This crew of a helicopter and a man dangling from its belly has been turning heads.

The workers are attaching bird deflectors - small devices designed to keep birds from being killed by flying into the power lines.

The power line is going up along North Dakota Highway 23 between New Town and the site of the new refinery near Makoti.

The helicopter pilot holds the aircraft steady against the wind while the man at the end of the tether attaches the bird deflectors.

This video was shot this afternoon in eastern Mountrail County.

 

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