At least one person killed after helicopter crashes in Virginia

Marsha Scott
July 10, 2018

The crash caused a fire in the structure.

Photos shared by the Virginia State police department showed extensive damage to the residential structure, with the worst of the destruction occurring on the second floor.

The station quoted a witness as saying he heard a "big explosion", while others reported a helicopter flying low before the incident.

Before the helicopter involved was identified by the FAA, the Navy had confirmed to News 3 that all Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana aircraft were accounted for and no Navy aircraft was involved. Virginia State Police and the Williamsburg Police Department are both on scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that Aviation Safety Inspectors arrived in Williamsburg at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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"Just want to say thanks to all of the emergency personnel who came out and kept everybody safe and also just praying for those who lost everything in the fire", said Chris Robertson.

Bristol Commons is near the campus of The College of William & Mary and is located across Ironbound Road from Dillard Field.

The NTSB will announce the probable cause of the crash after conducting its investigation.

Brook Sweeney, who lives across the street from one of the homes on fire, said her whole house shook when the helicopter made impact.

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