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

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

A helicopter crashed into a townhouse complex in the USA state of Virginia on Sunday, leaving one person dead and the building ripped apart and damaged by fire, local media said. State police had said earlier in the evening they were still searching for the pilot.

Fire crews spent Sunday night into Monday putting out the fire and hot spots that came as a result of the crash.

Additionally, federal, state, and police, along with the Williamsburg Fire Department, are working to identify the pilot of the helicopter.

Authorities are responding to an aviation crash, possibly involving a helicopter, in a residential area in Virginia.

According to troopers, a 911 call was received at 4:42 Sunday afternoon for the aircraft crash into the residential community on Settlement Drive, right off Ironbound Road. The crash caused the condo building to catch on fire, authorities said.

Doug Brazy with the National Transportation Safety Board also spoke at the news conference.

Police are still assessing the scene to determine what injuries have occurred, along with identifying the aircraft.

WAVY-TV showed pictures of the low-rise residential complex, with much of its roof sheared off, exposing a gaping hole in the structure.

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg issued a tweet Sunday warning students of the crash and urging them to avoid the area around the school's Dillard Complex.

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