The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the fatal helicopter crash that killed an East Texas man last week.
The report says 47-year-old James Farmer of Jacksonville clipped an unmarked static power line before he crashed near a Cherokee County highway.
The chopper was registered to JLF Aviation in Wilmington, Delaware.
Farmer's flight started at the Shreveport Downtown Airport. He was headed for the Cherokee County Airport near Jacksonville.