Helicopter Crash Kills 5 In Pennsylvania

A helicopter crash in Pennsylvania has left five people dead.

According to ABC, a Robinson 66 helicopter crashed in a heavily wooded area on Saturday night. Before crashing, the pilot contacted a nearby tower and said that he was losing altitude. The pilot attempted to find a landing site but ended up crashing the helicopter.

Rescue workers were not able to locate the helicopter until this afternoon. The names of the victims have not been released but Wyoming County coroner Thomas Kukuchka said that three men, a woman, and a child were killed in the crash.

Kukuchka said: “It appears to be a father and son, a father and daughter and the pilot.”

The cause of the crash is not known at this time. Kukuchka said that storms in the area had delayed the search for the helicopter and it’s possible that a storm may have cause the aircraft to crash.

The FAA and the NTSB are currently investigating the crash.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the helicopter was on its way to Jake Arner Memorial Airport In Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The helicopter took off from the Greater Binghamton Airport, according to the FAA, but a spokesman at Binghamton said that the helicopter began its flight at Tri Cities irport in Endicot.

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