Posted: Sep 21, 2010 8:53 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Sep 21, 2010 9:22 AM
Authorities say a helicopter used in the filming of the Hugh Jackman movie "Real Steel" snagged a power line in Michigan, causing a brief power outage and closing a roadway.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said that no injuries were reported after the Sunday evening incident in Huron County's Sheridan Township, about 90 miles north of Detroit.
A section of a nearby road was closed for a short time.
Hanson says the helicopter was equipped with a front-mounted camera. It hooked the electrical wire, then seemed to have "directional control issues" before safely flying away.
"Real Steel" is a futuristic drama about robot boxing. The DreamWorks Studios' film is scheduled for a 2011 release.