2 Dead In Police Helicopter Crash Near Charlottesville “Unite The Right” Rally

Update: After addressing the attack in Charlottesville during a press conference earlier in the day, President Trump has tweeted his sympathies to the families and colleagues of the two state police officers killed in this afternoon’s crash: “Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today. You’re all among the best this nation produces.”

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Update: Virginia State Police have confirmed that two people are dead after a helicopter crashed after a helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board and Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.

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As we detailed earlier, in the latest development coming out of Charlottesville Va., where an as-yet-unnamed assailant rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring 19 others, local media is reporting that a police helicopter has crashed into a wooded area not far from where the “Unite the Right” rally was being held.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. ET. Video and photos of smoke emanating from the wreckage are just starting to emerge.

     

     

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A local ABC News affiliate has released audio of the emergency dispatch reporting the helicopter crash…

Check back for updates.
 

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