The Minnesota National Guard is missing a door from one of its helicopters. It fell off today, somewhere over Maplewood and Oakdale.
“The helicopter was flying at approximately 1,500 feet when the incident occurred. The 2-foot by 4-foot plexiglas and metal door weighs approximately 150 pounds. The door has not yet been recovered, and there is no report of any injury or property damage at this time. Local authorities have been notified and are participating in the search,” the news release said.
If you find it — or it found you — call the local police, officials said.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.