Police helicopter circling anti-Nazi protest in Charlottesville crashes in woods and explodes into flames

mirror | 8/12/2017 | Staff
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People are feared dead after a police helicopter crashed and exploded into flames amid violent counter-demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Reports - People - Board - Aircraft - Area

Local reports suggested that two people were on board the aircraft when it went down in a wooded area south-west of the city.

Photos posted online showed the wreckage in a ball of flames and smoke billowing into the air amongst trees.

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A witness said the helicopter spiralled to the ground after it stalled and went out of control.

People who live near the scene told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the helicopter hovered low over houses before crashing.

Witnesses - Media - Virginia - State - Police

Witnesses told local media that the Virginia State Police helicopter crashed near a golf course.

Witness Emma Eisner, who captured video of smoke rising into the air, wrote on Twitter: "To everyone asking about the helicopter crash:...
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