Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2022-06-23 12:02:58 –
Logan, West Virginia (AP) — Authorities say six people were killed in a helicopter crash in West Virginia.
A Vietnamese-era helicopter was used for a sightseeing flight and crashed along Route 17 in Logan County around 5 pm on Wednesday.
Ray Bryant, a county ambulance service executive, said all passengers were killed in the crash.
A nearby resident said he was close enough to see the smoke and flames and the man trapped inside, but did not reach him.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash of the Bell UH-1B helicopter will be investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.
The Governor of West Virginia expressed his condolences to him and his wife after learning about the crash.
“Cathy and I are praying for the families of those killed in this tragic helicopter crash,” Governor Jim Justice tweeted.