At Least One Person Killed When Helicopter Crashed Into Residential Neighborhood

At Least One Person Killed When Helicopter Crashed Into Residential Neighborhood

At Least One Person Killed When Helicopter Crashed Into Residential Neighborhood

In a Twitter message, the FAA described the helicopter as an R44.

Danylko's family said through Virginia State Police that the 91-year-old served as secretary to the president of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) for many years.

Williamsburg resident Peggy Weiss told the Daily Press she saw a "small, rickety helicopter" crash between two buildings.

Brook Sweeney lives across the street from where the crash took place and told the Daily-Pilot the impact sounded like a auto crash.

"The investigation into the pilot, aircraft and cause of the crash is continuing today", the state police statement said, adding that the NTSB will hold a news conference Monday at 2:30 p.m.

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"This helicopter came over but it was really low, and when it hit the townhome it caused a huge ball of fire and a big, huge explosion", said Suzanne Webber, who lives in Bristol Commons.

Another resident, Brook Sweeney, who has lived in the complex since October, said he was watching TV when he heard a noise that he at first thought was a vehicle accident. I just walked out and looked and got out, I was afraid it would blow up'.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are also responding to the scene.

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg issued a tweet Sunday warning students of the crash and urging them to avoid the area around the school's Dillard Complex.

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