Eversource Helicopter Coming to Darien — Again

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If it seems like announcements have been pretty frequent about the Eversource inspections helicopter coming by — it they have.

It was coming in December, the utility announced. And again in February. And now its coming in late March. It could be here any time between March 23  through 24 or March 27 through March 31, the company said in a notification received by First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, who passed it on to local news organizations.

The choppers will be in the air anytime from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the message from Eversource. Their purpose: “Aerial patrol of vegetation on transmission lines.”

The aircraft are described as “Blue & gray helicopter, Tail # N1431W & blue & white helicopter, Tail #N411DD.” Here’s a picture of the first one:

Eversource helicopter N1431W 02-22-17

Photo from Eversource on Facebook

Utility employees will be in two helicopters to perform the inspections. This blue and silver helicopter with tail “N1431W” marked on its tail and and a blue and white helicopter with the tail marking “N411DD.”