2 Dead In Police Helicopter Crash Near Charlottesville “Unite The Right” Rally

Update: Virginia State Police have confirmed that two people are dead after a helicopter crashed after a helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board and Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.

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As we detailed earlier, in the latest development coming out of Charlottesville Va., where an as-yet-unnamed assailant rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring 19 others, local media is reporting that a police helicopter has crashed into a wooded area not far from where the “Unite the Right” rally was being held.

 

Report: Helicopter crashes near golf course in Charlottesvillehttps://t.co/FVfpls2sDk pic.twitter.com/RuqZLIUY7g

— ABC13News (@ABC13News) August 12, 2017

 

The crash happened around 5 p.m. ET. Video and photos of smoke emanating from the wreckage are just starting to emerge.

 

Helicopter crash #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/e9rER6yaMT

— Simon Rader (@Simon_Rader) August 12, 2017

     

     

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A local ABC News affiliate has released audio of the emergency dispatch reporting the helicopter crash…

 

JUST IN: Initial emergency dispatch audio of reported Virginia State Police helicopter crash in #charlotesville. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/39zKMyFt14

— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) August 12, 2017

 

MORE SCANNER AUDIO: “ACPD on scene advising it is fully involved, unknown if any souls are still onboard.” #Charlottesviille @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/rtJ0EuFTXn

— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) August 12, 2017

 

Check back for updates.
 


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