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Man Crashes Small Homemade Helicopter Into Tampa Home

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Authorities say a Florida man has crashed his homemade helicopter into a house.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release says 51-year-old Bradley Bates called 911 Monday evening after his small aircraft came to a rest on the roof of a Tampa-area home.

No one was home at the time of the crash. A dog that was inside was not injured.

Bates was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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