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West Virginia helicopter crash: 6 dead after helicopter crashed on road near Route 17 in Logan County

Written by Javed Iqbal

A Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed around 1 p.m. 17, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the FAA said.

The helicopter crashed on a rural roadway, Logan County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Sonya Porter told CNN.

Bobbi Childs, who lives about a mile from the crash site, called 911 and hurried to the scene when she saw the helicopter begin to break out of control, she said. CNN affiliate WSAZ. When she got there, she saw that at least one person was trapped in the helicopter, which had broken out in flames, she said.

“I ran as fast as I could and I went under the crash barrier and I went up to the helicopter,” she told WSAZ. “But the fire was just so hot, so intense, and that guy didn’t come from there.”

In a tweet posted Wednesday nightsaid Governor Jim Justice: “Cathy and I pray for the families of those killed in this tragic helicopter crash.”

Logan County is near the border with Kentucky.

This is a development story and will be updated.

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