At least one killed in Virginia helicopter crash


At least one person was killed when a helicopter crashed into a 10-unit condominium in a residential neighborhood of Williamsburg, Va., officials said Sunday.

The National Transportation Safety Board plans a news conference Monday afternoon.

The pilot of the helicopter is still unaccounted for, and emergency workers can not access the crash scene due to instability in the structure.

Danylko's family said through Virginia State Police that the 91-year-old served as secretary to the president of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) for many years.

The impact of the crash caused a fire within the Bristol Commons residential complex.

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Brook Sweeney, who lives across the street from a house on fire, told the newspaper the whole house shook when the crash occurred.

People who live in the area described hearing a low-flying helicopter before a loud explosion and fire. "I don't think it's a sound I'll honestly forget".

'The place starts erupting.

The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that Aviation Safety Inspectors arrived in Williamsburg around 7:30 Sunday evening.

Richard Bridge, who witnessed the aftermath, told WAVY, "It was like watching a movie.yes". It's one of those things you sit there looking at, but don't believe it's going on'. I just walked out and looked and got out, I was afraid it would blow up, ' he said.