Pilot identified in fatal helicopter crash
A well-known regional developer and businessman has been identified as the victim of a helicopter crash in Ten Mile Lake.
Pilot John Zacher 56, of Hackensack, died when his craft went down about 7 p.m. on the east side of the lake in Cass County.
His wife, Vicki, 55, managed to swim to shore and was briefly hospitalized for hypothermia.
The FAA will be investigating the incident.
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