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'Believe It Or Not!' chopper crashes

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KINGMAN, Arizona (CNN) -- A TV crew for the show "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" crashed in the Arizona desert while trying to film the bounce of the world's largest rubber band ball, officials said Monday.

None of the three people on board the A-Star helicopter was seriously hurt in the Sunday crash, said Jarrod Lyman, spokesman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Department. They included the pilot and two crew members.

Deputies believe the chopper was flying low to film a convoy heading out to the bounce site when it clipped power lines along U.S. Highway 66, 10 miles east of Kingman, Lyman said.

"The pilot just did not see the wires," he said. Lyman described weather at the time as "windy but decent."

The pilot was not hurt, he said. The two others were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center and received treatment for minor injuries.

The National Transportation and Safety Board and the FAA were notified, Lyman said, and the incident was under investigation.

Lyman said he did not know whether the rubber band ball bounce went off as scheduled. A spokeswoman for Sony Pictures could not be reached for comment.

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