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Federal investigators heading to Peru to investigate deadly chopper crash

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PUCALLPA, PERU -

Federal investigators will travel to Peru to investigate a helicopter crash that killed seven people, including a man with Oregon ties.

A National Transportation Safety Board team will assist Peruvian authorities with the investigation.

The helicopter, owned by Aurora-based Columbia Helicopters, crashed in a jungle Monday. Five of the people killed were American, including Darrel Birkes, who grew up in Beaverton.

Birkes had lived in Peru for more than a decade.

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