Sunday, July 28, 2013
State police say five people are dead after a helicopter crash in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Trooper Adam Reed says troopers and officials from the Federal Aviation Administration are still on the scene in a heavily wooded area of Wyoming County, about 80 miles north of Philadelphia.
The FAA says the wreckage of a Robinson 66 helicopter was found shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday near Noxen. Reed says inclement weather hampered search efforts. An alert notice was issued after the radar and communication contact with the aircraft was lost Saturday night.
The FAA says the helicopter took off from Greater Binghamton Airport in New York but officials there said it originated at nearby Tri Cities Airport in Endicott. It was bound for an airport in Lehighton.
Additional information on the crash victims was not immediately available.