6 dead in a helicopter crash in West Virginia.
On Wednesday night in rural Logan County, West Virginia, a chopper crashed, killing all six persons inside.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Bell UH-1B crashed at about 5 p.m. near Route 17.
All six on board perished, Ray Bryant, the Logan Emergency Ambulance Authority’s head of operations, revealed at a press conference. According to Bryant, the helicopter operated out of Logan County Airport and was utilized for sightseeing trips.
Both the victims’ identities and the crash’s specifics remained unknown.
The aircraft, according to Bryant, dates from the “Vietnam period.” According to the Heritage Flight Museum, the Bell UH-1 is a military helicopter developed in the 1950s and heavily deployed during the Vietnam War.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate as is customary. Five investigators were en route to the area, according to the NTSB.
Cathy and I are praying for the families of those slain in this awful helicopter accident, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice tweeted in the meantime.
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