Helicopter Crash Kills 5, Including Child, in Pennsylvania

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 06:21 PM

By Morgan Chilson

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A helicopter crash into the Pennsylvania woods Saturday night killed five people, one of them a child.

The Associated Press reported that the pilot apparently contacted the tower and said he was losing altitude and would try to make it to another airfield. The helicopter then went off radar.

Latest: Do You Support Giving Illegals Citizenship? Vote Here Now

The names of those killed have not been released pending notification of relatives. The Huffington Post said there were apparently a father and a son, a father and daughter, and the pilot on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that the helicopter took off from a small airfield, the Tri Cities Airport, Endicott, N.Y. The airport manager said the helicopter refueled at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, according to records, but he also said the helicopter must have returned to pick up passengers later, The Huffington Post reported.

The manager, Gerald Corprew, said he left the airport at 7 p.m. and a man and his son were there waiting to be picked up. That man and son apparently were killed in the crash, Corprew told the Post.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash. Although that will take some time, the area was experiencing severe thunderstorms when the crash occurred.

Rough weather in the area made it tough to find the site where the helicopter crashed, the Huffington Post reported. The site wasn’t found until 2 p.m. Sunday.

Urgent: Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

Related stories:

School Helicopter Crash in Kentucky Kills Air Evac Crew of 3

Reality TV Show Helicopter Crash Kills 3 During California Filming

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved