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6 dead in West Virginia helicopter crash

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Sonya Porter, the emergency management deputy for Logan County, about 65 miles southwest of Charleston, confirmed to WCHS that six people had died on board the plane.

June 22 (News) — A helicopter crash in West Virginia killed six people Wednesday night, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the plane as a Bell UH-1B helicopter and said it crashed near Route 17 around 5 p.m. with six people on board.

The Logan County Office of Emergency Management said Route 17 near mountainous Kelly Hollow has been closed indefinitely due to the crash.

The cause of the crash is unknown, but earlier Wednesday the bureau had warned on its Facebook page that Logan County was under a “severe thunderstorm watch.”

The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted It dispatched a team of five investigators and a family support specialist to the site.

Governor Jim Justice tweeted that he and his wife, Cathy Justice, “were praying for the families of those killed in this tragic helicopter crash.”

This is an evolving story.



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