Sep 21, 2010 10:53 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Copter for Hugh Jackman film hits power line

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.


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