CL&P conducts helicopter inspection of transmission lines

ERLIN, Conn. — Connecticut Light and Power is taking its ground-based transmission inspections to the air. In order to maintain electric system reliability, the company will be conducting an aerial inspection of selected transmission line equipment over eastern Connecticut today, CL&P announced in a news release Wednesday.

A low-flying, blue and gray helicopter with tail numbers N39MK will be patrolling the area as part of CL&P’s new use of photographic technology to identify potential trouble spots early, before they pose a threat to customer service reliability. The aircraft will hover between 50 and 100 feet above transmission structures.

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