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Man dead in Nev. crash was 40-year chopper veteran

LAS VEGAS — A veteran helicopter pilot killed in a crash during an aerial reseeding operation over wildfire-scarred federal land in eastern Nevada was mourned Tuesday by friends and officials, but his widow said he died happy. “He died doing what he loved best,” Rachel McBride told The Associated Press.Teddy R. McBride, 74, known to everyone as Ted, retired in 2009 after more than 40 years piloting helicopters over northeastern Nevada for El Aero Services of Elko. Ted McBride still flew part-time because customers wanted him, Rachel McBride said. On Monday, McBride crashed while dusting seed across rugged terrain charred …

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