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.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, Bryant said, they found the helicopter caught fire and put out the flames.
“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.
Logan County is located near the border with Kentucky.
The FAA said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the accident.