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A State Police helicopter pilot injured in a crash last week was released Monday from a Pennsylvania hospital, a spokeswoman said.

Technical Sgt. Scott Norcutt, 34, of Amherst, was discharged from the Hamot Medical Center in Erie, where he was airlifted following last Wednesday's accident in the Cattaraugus County Town of Randolph.

Norcutt and his spotter, Martin Flanagan, 35, of Ellicottville, a forest ranger for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, were injured when the State Police helicopter crashed after hitting power lines during a routine mission to detect clandestine marijuana crops. Flanagan was treated at a hospital for a severe cut to his head.

The crash remains under investigation by State Police, the DEC and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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