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6 killed after helicopter crashes onto road in Logan County, West Virginia

Jun 22, 2022, 9:09 PM | Updated: Jun 25, 2022, 8:52 pm
A helicopter crashed near West Virginia's Route 17 highway on June 22, officials say. (Credit: Goog...
A helicopter crashed near West Virginia's Route 17 highway on June 22, officials say. (Credit: Google)
(Credit: Google)

(CNN) — Six people were killed after a helicopter crashed in Logan County in southwest West Virginia on Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

A Bell UH-1B helicopter crashed around 5 p.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate,” the FAA said.

The helicopter crashed on a rural roadway, the Logan County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Sonya Porter told CNN.

In a tweet posted Wednesday night, Gov. Jim Justice said: “Cathy and I are praying for the families of those killed in this tragic helicopter crash.”

Logan County is located near the border with Kentucky.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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6 killed after helicopter crashes onto road in Logan County, West Virginia