At least 1 dead after helicopter crashes into Virginia home

At least one dead after helicopter crashes into residential Virginia neighborhood, sparking a fire

One Dead After a Helicopter Crashes Into a Virginia Residence

The College of William and Mary issued an alert about the crash near its campus but has confirmed that it did not occur on school property.

Police say they are still working to locate and identify the pilot of the helicopter, which crashed in a residential area in Williamsburg and started a fire at a townhouse.

"We can not get into the building, because there is still fire inside the building", Anaya said.

The Virginia State Police said in a release Monday that Jean Lonchak Danylko, 91, of Williamsburg, was killed in the condominium where she lived.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The building, which contains 10 units, cannot be accessed by investigators until crews can knock down hot spots. He said he doesn't know if another branch's aircraft might be involved. "And it's a Sunday, so were having to call in people".

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Anaya said the expansive scene will likely take two or three days to process. Neighbors told the Daily Press that they heard sounds resembling a helicopter crash.

It was not immediately clear who owned the aircraft.

Brook Sweeney, who lives across the street from one of the homes on fire, said her whole house shook when the helicopter made impact. "That man was able to get to safety".

This is the terrifying aftermath of a helicopter crash in a residential area in the United States.

Additionally, Burns said parts of the helicopter were strewn across the complex's parking lot and driveway.

The Red Cross is assisting the victims.

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