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Six feared dead after helicopter crashes into mountain as rescuers rush to scene

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A helicopter with six people on board has crashed into mountains in West Virginia
A helicopter with six people on board has crashed into mountains in West Virginia

A helicopter with six people on board has crashed into mountains in West Virginia and none of the passengers have been confirmed to have survived.

The incident happened on Kelly Mountain near Route 17, also known as the Blair Mountain Highway in Logan County.

Ray Bryant, the Logan Emergency Management Authority chief of operations, confirmed that there were no survivors with unnamed victims, although they were not local.

The helicopter is believed to be a Vietnam-era Huey that flew from Logan Airport and was used for tourist flights. What went wrong with the plane is not yet known.

Mr Bryant said the helicopter had crashed onto Route 17 and was on fire when crews arrived at the scene. He added that one of the helicopter’s owners was with emergency services at the incident.

The road is expected to remain closed for at least 24 hours and is closed about a mile from the incident, with people being told to avoid the area.

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