Woman killed when helicopter crashes into her home

Woman killed when helicopter crashes into her home

The crash happened shortly after 4:30 p.m.in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive at the Bristol Commons townhomes off Ironbound Road, across from William & Mary's Dillard Complex.

Brook Sweeney lives across the street from where the crash took place and told the Daily-Pilot the impact sounded like a vehicle crash.

Paul Leslie, who lives in a building near the crash site, said he heard a helicopter come overhead that "basically didn't sound right".

A 91-year-old woman was killed after a helicopter crashed into her house in USA state of Virginia on Monday.

FOX40 sister station WTKR reports as of 8:30 p.m., Virginia State Police reported that search and recovery efforts were ongoing at the scene and that there was one confirmed fatality inside the residential structure.

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The FAA later tweeted that only the pilot was onboard the chopper, which was identified as an R44. "I just heard a loud "bam" and the whole house was on fire", Sweeney said.

Firefighters spent several hours putting out the blaze.

Doug Brazy with the National Transportation Safety Board also spoke at the news conference.

The NTSB will announce the probable cause of the crash after conducting its investigation.

The College of William and Mary issued an alert about the crash near its campus but has confirmed that it did not occur on school property.

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