Power restored after Army helicopter hit power lines

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Media captionThe helicopter had to land after hitting power lines

Electricity has been restored to all 373 customers affected when an Army helicopter hit power lines near Ipswich on Tuesday.

The Apache helicopter from Wattisham Airfield had to make an emergency landing in a field near Tattingstone.

UK Power Networks said engineers had finished the work by 13:50 GMT on Thursday.

The Ministry of Defence has been preparing to remove the helicopter by road.

Les Waters, area manager for UK Power Networks, said it was "a significant repair job".

Engineers worked at night to avoid disruption to rail passengers as the 11,000 volt cables crossed the railway line between Ipswich and Manningtree.

There had been more than 20 people on site.

The company said 319 customers had their power restored within two hours of the accident by re-routing supplies and bringing in generators.

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