Authorities investigating possible helicopter crash into Virginia home

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A Williamsburg firefighter peers into a window of a damaged townhome after a helicopter crashed and burned Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Bristol Commons townhomes.

Virginia State Police said at least one person was killed after a helicopter crashed into the Bristol Commons Townhomes and sparked a fire in Williamsburg Sunday afternoon.

The aircraft was an R44 helicopter, according to the FAA, which tweeted updates about the crash over the weekend.

The fate of the pilot is not clear, police said, due to concerns about the structural safety of the building. Authorities said they were still trying to locate and identify the pilot of the helicopter after it went down after 4:30 p.m.in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive. The crash caused the building to catch on fire.

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Brook Sweeney lives across the street from where the crash took place and told the Daily-Pilot the impact sounded like a vehicle crash.

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

The Williamsburg Fire Department is joined on the scene by state and local police as well as Aviation Safety Inspectors from the FAA and officials from the National Transportation Safety Board.

The accident took place in a residential area near the campus of William and Mary, which warned people to stay away from the area. I just walked out and looked and got out, I was afraid it would blow up'.

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