Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

One dead after helicopter crashed into Virginia residence

One dead after helicopter crashed into Virginia residence

At least one person is dead after a helicopter crashed into townhouses in Williamsburg on Sunday, sparking a massive fire, according to police.

The FAA says the pilot was the only person onboard the R44 helicopter when it crashed in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive, causing a fire within the condominium.

A 91-year-old woman was killed after a helicopter crashed into her house in U.S. state of Virginia on Monday.

Neighbors told local news outlets they saw a small, rickety helicopter crash and heard or felt the impact.

Reportedly they were still trying to locate and identify the pilot of the helicopter.

It is unclear if any other residents were injured.

The Red Cross is helping those displaced by the crash, and police are working to account for all homeowners and renters who lived in the building, Anaya said.

"I just heard a loud 'bam" and the whole house was on fire, ' she said.

"The way my house shook - it shook and shook", Sweeney said.

Officials say firefighters worked through the night to put out the fire and hot spots in the building.

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

The communications office of the College of William & Mary tweeted that an "aviation incident" has been reported in a residential area near Dillard Complex.

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