US 2 dead in helicopter crash near Charlottesville, police say

02:10  13 august  2017
02:10  13 august  2017 Source:   CBS News

Two Virginia policemen killed in helicopter crash linked to clashes

  Two Virginia policemen killed in helicopter crash linked to clashes Two Virginia state policemen were killed on Saturday when a helicopter in which they were riding crashed after assisting in efforts to quell clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. The pair were among three people who authorities said died in connection with the violence near the main campus of the University of Virginia. A 32-year-old women died when a car plowed into a crowd dispersing after police broke up the melee in the city's downtown.The helicopter pilot, Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, Virginia, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M.

The Bell 407 helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville , the FAA confirmed to CBS News. There are two confirmed fatalities, the Virginia State Police posted on their Facebook page. Scene near helicopter crash . pic.twitter.com/ySSce96L 2 r.

- The FAA says a helicopter has crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville , Virginia. There were 2 people on board, according to the FAA. Virginia State Police said there are " two confirmed fatalities."

A helicopter crashed outside Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.: chopper.png © Twitter / Emma Eisner chopper.png

A helicopter crashed Saturday in Albermale County, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, where a violent white nationalist rally was taking place.

The Bell 407 helicopter crashed seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, the FAA confirmed to CBS News. There are two confirmed fatalities, the Virginia State Police posted on their Facebook page. Both the people killed were on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating.

Emergency crews were responding, according to CBS affiliate WCAV-TV.

A video from social media showed flames near a golf course.

Helicopters were reported flying overhead in Charlottesville as Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency after what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade. At least one person was killed and 19 injured when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Professor wrongly identified as Charlottesville marcher .
A professor at the University of Arkansas was incorrectly identified as one of the marchers at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., The New York Times reported on Monday. The mistake was detailed in a report by The Times about social media users seeking to identify those who were photographed attending the rally. Kyle Quinn runs a lab at the university and was misidentified as a bearded man at the rally wearing a shirt that said "Arkansas Engineering."The mistake brought him an onslaught of vulgar messages on social media, including posts revealing his family's home address and calls for him to lose his job.

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