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Helicopter Crashes Near Charlottesville, Virginia Riots

Helicopter Crashes Near Charlottesville, Virginia Riots

A Virginia State Police helicopter has crashed in a wooded area outside Charlottesville, Va., according to US media reports. No one on the ground was hurt.

The Bell 407 helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, the FAA confirmed to CBS News.

The crash happened around 5 p.m.in a wooded area on Old Farm Road, The Daily Progress reports.

The helicopter was flying low near homes before it crashed in the woods, neighbors told a reporter with the newspaper.

Virginia State Police posted on Facebook that a helicopter crashed, but didn't immediately say it was with the force.

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Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

State and local police were responding to a deadly three-car crash at a white nationalist rally earlier this afternoon. There are two confirmed fatalities.

Emergency crews are on the scene of a helicopter crash in Albemarle County.

This is a breaking story.


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