At Least One Dead After Helicopter Crashes Into Townhouses, Causing Massive Fire

At least one dead after helicopter crashes into residential Virginia neighborhood, sparking a fire

91-year-old woman killed when helicopter crashes into Williamsburg condo

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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Authorities have yet to locate and identify the pilot of the helicopter. Neighbors told the Daily Press that they heard sounds resembling a helicopter crash.

"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.

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