It's official: Chopper 9 is in Tri-State skies

Time-lapse video shows Chopper 9's development

CINCINNATI -- Thursday was a big day for WCPO's Chopper 9.

Reporter Dan Carroll was officially able to take flight in the station's new bird -- one with even more capabilities than the temporary helicopter he's been reporting from.

Chopper 9 uses advanced camera technology to scan the Tri-State for breaking news and traffic.

Watch the video in the player above to see the tools that make this helicopter so special, as well as time-lapse video of Chopper 9 being developed in the shop.

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