6 killed in helicopter crash on road in Logan County, West Virginia


The Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed around 5 p.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Sonia Porter, deputy director of the Logan County Office of Emergency Management, told CNN that the helicopter, known as the Huey, crashed on a country road.

Ray Bryant, chief of operations for Logan’s Emergency Management Authority, said the Vietnam War-era helicopter was stationed at Logan County Airport and was used to provide tourist flights. WSAZ Affiliate of CNN.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, Bryant said, they found the helicopter caught fire and put out the flames.

Bobby Childs, who lives one mile from the crash site, said she called 911 and rushed to the scene when she saw the helicopter was starting to get out of control. WSAZ Affiliate of CNN. She said that when she got there, she saw at least one person trapped in the helicopter, which caught fire.

“I ran as fast as I could and went under the railing and got into the helicopter,” she told WSAZ. “But the fire was too hot, too intense, and this guy didn’t get out of there.”

After the accident, one of the owners appeared on the scene, Bryant told WSAZ, although he did not name the owner.

in Wednesday night tweet“Kathy and I are praying for the families of those killed in this tragic helicopter crash,” Governor Jim Justice said.

Logan County is located near the border with Kentucky.

The FAA said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the accident.



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