Six people died after a helicopter crash in a mountain near a highway

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Six people have died after a helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain.

Emergency services rushed to the scene Wednesday, June 22, after the collision at Kelly Mountain in Logan County, West Virginia, which is located off the busy Route 17 freeway.

Local reports say there were six people aboard the Bell UH-1B craft at the time of the crash, with no survivors found – while some of the wreckage was found on the road and in nearby meadows.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire that had broken out following the accident.



Wreckage from the Kelly Mountain, Ohio incident ended up on the busy Route 17 freeway

National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Authority officials have opened an investigation into the circumstances of the crash, while Logan City Police Chief Paul Clemens confirmed two units were dispatched to the scene. the website.

Ray Bryant, chief operating officer for the Logan Emergency Management Authority, said it was not yet known what caused the helicopter to hit the ground.

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One of the owners of the machine would have gone to the scene after the incident.

The Route 17 freeway is now closed approximately one mile from the crash site and is expected to remain closed for at least the next 24 hours.

A severe thunderstorm warning was later issued for the area, potentially adding to the disruption.



Police are investigating what may have caused the collision (file photo)
Police are investigating what may have caused the collision (file photo)

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Elsewhere in the United States, four people were injured after a plane dramatically caught fire and crashed into one of America’s busiest airports on Tuesday (June 21).

The incident at Miami International Airport saw the Red Air MD-82 hit a communications tower and damage another small building.

A total of 140 passengers and 11 crew members are believed to have been on board the plane, which was arriving from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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