Woman killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia home


Authorities in Virginia say at least one person was killed in a residential structure after a helicopter crashed into it.

The Federal Aviation Administration said only the pilot was on board when the helicopter crashed into a condominium neighborhood in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive about 5 p.m.

The Red Cross is helping those displaced by the crash, and police are working to account for all homeowners and renters who lived in the building, Anaya said.

The aircraft was an R44 helicopter, according to the FAA, which tweeted updates about the crash over the weekend. The crash caused a fire in the structure.

Jean Lonchak Danylko was killed when the aircraft hit her home around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, state police said in a statement Monday.

A 91-year-old woman was killed after a helicopter crashed into her house in U.S. state of Virginia on Monday.

Brook Sweeney, who lives across the street from a house on fire, told the newspaper the whole house shook when the crash occurred.

Firefighters from James City County, Williamsburg and York County fought the blaze, which continued to smolder into the evening.

The crash was near the College of William and Mary.

The National Transportation Safety Board plans a news conference Monday afternoon.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.