A helicopter crashed into a townhouse complex in the U.S. state of Virginia on Sunday, leaving one person dead and the building ripped apart and damaged by fire, local media said.
Williamsburg Police, William & Mary Police, James City County Police, Virginia State Police and the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash.
This is the terrifying aftermath of a helicopter crash in a residential area in the United States.
The impact of the crash sparked up a fire at the townhouse complex, which is surrounded by several other residential units.
The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that Aviation Safety Inspectors arrived in Williamsburg around 7:30 Sunday evening.
NBC affiliate WRAL reports the death was confirmed in a statement from Virginia State Police.
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"I just heard a loud 'bam" and the whole house was on fire, ' she said.
"This helicopter came over but it was really low, and when it hit the townhome it caused a huge ball of fire and a big, huge explosion", said Suzanne Webber, who lives in Bristol Commons.
The National Transportation Safety Board plans a news conference Monday afternoon.
"The way my house shook - it shook and shook", Sweeney said.