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Five killed in tourist helicopter crash in the Smoky Mountains

April 5, 2016  By The Associated Press

A sightseeing helicopter crashed Monday near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five people aboard, officials said.

The Bell 206 helicopter crashed about 3:30 p.m. near Sevierville, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email. Officials said the tourist helicopter was destroyed by fire after the crash.

“There’s not much left of the helicopter,” Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin said. “It’s pretty much gone from the fire.”

Baldwin said the helicopter appeared to have come down the side of a mountain and crashed at the foot of it. | READ MORE



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