Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County

13 August, 2017, 01:53 | Author: Brenda Erickson

NBC29 in Charlottesville is reporter a helicopter crash in Albemarle County, near Charlottesville.

Here's video showing smoke rising above trees and a mountainside, close to where the helicopter crashed down... No injuries on the ground have been reported.

Initial reports suggested that the aircraft was in fact a State Police helicopter and local news stated that police had confirmed that the vehicle was one of their own.

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Officials responded around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening to a wooded area near a residence on Old Farm Road. There are two confirmed fatalities. State Police are on scene with Albemarle County police and fire units, the release states. Police have sealed off the area.

A live stream of the scene posted to Facebook by the Daily Progress shows a massive gathering of police officers around the site.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the crash took place near Birdwood Golf Course about five miles away from violent protests that resulted in one dead and dozens injured.

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