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Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Frank Peck tells students about the helicopter he landed at the Nebraska State Fair in 2017. Peck is now the chief pilot of the Omaha Police Department's air support unit.

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Omaha police helicopter Able-1 crashed at Blair Municipal Airport on Aug. 16. Exactly four months earlier, another helicopter crashed. An outside company inspected the unit and recommended police hire an “experienced aviator in a command leadership position.”

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliaconleyOWH. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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