Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

91-year-old woman killed when helicopter crashes into Williamsburg condo

91-year-old woman killed when helicopter crashes into Williamsburg condo

WAVY-TV cited dispatchers reporting that a helicopter had crashed.

Michelle Anaya provided the information on behalf of Jean Lonchak Danylko's family at a news conference Monday. He said that the pilot was the only person on board the four-seater helicopter when it went down in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive.

The aircraft was an R44 helicopter, according to the FAA, which tweeted updates about the crash over the weekend.

A 91-year-old woman was killed after a helicopter crashed into her house in USA state of Virginia on Monday. The FAA lists the helicopter's owner as someone in Alexandria.

Peggy Weiss, who lives in the neighborhood, told the Daily Press she saw a small, rickety helicopter crash between two buildings.

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The impact of the crash sparked up a fire at the townhouse complex, which is surrounded by several other residential units.

Neighbors said in the midst of all of the trauma, they are grateful for the first responders.

As of 8:30 p.m., Virginia State Police reported that search and recovery efforts were ongoing at the scene and that there was one confirmed fatality inside the building.

"The way my house shook - it shook and shook", Sweeney said.

Investigators are contacting local airports to determine what aircraft was in the air Sunday afternoon in order to develop a timeline for the crash, Anaya said.

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