Helicopter reportedly crashes in woods in Albemarle County

Raúl Nájera Unsplash

Two people are dead after a chopper crashed into a wooded area outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, the site of a deadly clash between white supremacists and counter protestors.

State police, Albemarle County police and fire crews are at the scene.

Senior law enforcement official confirms that Virginia State Police troopers were killed in the helicopter crash this afternoon.

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. EST near a golf course just east of town.

Safe-haven currencies rise as North Korea tensions brew
In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 dropped nearly 0.7 per cent to 5,081.92 points compared with the closing level on Thursday. It was 0.2 percent lower at 1.1310 francs, compared with highs of 1.1537 francs hit a week ago.

Police said that no one on the ground was hurt or injured as a result of the crash. Images from the scene showed part of an aircraft in a tree.

The names of the two fatalities have not been released at this time.

The helicopter was seen hovering at a low altitude over the houses before the crash occurred, witnesses told the Richmond Times Dispatch.

It came after a white nationalist rally rocked Charlottesville and a vehicle drove into a crowd of anti-fascist counter protesters.

Related News:

  • Alexis Sanchez is now more likely to consider staying at Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez is now more likely to consider staying at Arsenal

    While Ozil and Ramsey missed the Community Shield, Mertesacker was taken off injured after sustaining a head injury. He's not going to come back and hurt you.

    Burnley Stun Nine-Man Chelsea At The Bridge

    The 2017/18 Premier League season is finally under way and here's what happened on the opening Saturday... After just 15 minutes, they were also reduced to ten men when Gary Cahill was given a straight red card.
    Political tensions continue to weigh on world stocks

    Political tensions continue to weigh on world stocks

    Significant strength was also visible among software stocks, as reflected by the 1.2% gain posted by the Dow Jones Software Index. Avis Budget Group slumped 9.9 percent after the auto rental company cut its guidance following a weak second quarter.
  • Beijing slams U.S.  'freedom of navigation' exercises in South China Sea

    Beijing slams U.S. 'freedom of navigation' exercises in South China Sea

    The operation occurred at an awkward and tense moment, amid the war of words between the United States and North Korea. McCain illegally entered the waters near the Meiji Reef Islands without permission of the Chinese government.
    Ben Affleck says Justice League reshoots aren't cause for concern

    Ben Affleck says Justice League reshoots aren't cause for concern

    A new version of the synopsis for " Justice League " puts Wonder Woman ( Gal Gadot ) at the center of the film's story. Justice League hits United Kingdom cinemas on November 17th.
    Trisha Paytas has left the building

    Trisha Paytas has left the building

    And Trisha took to Twitter to call her time in the house the "worst experience" of her life. The fallout from her exit will be shown on Saturday night's show on Channel 5 at 10.30pm.
  • Red Wings explore legal action over logo used at Virginia white rally

    Red Wings explore legal action over logo used at Virginia white rally

    Their responses may include pursuing legal action regarding "the disturbing demonstration". That thing inside the wheel is an SS pattern.
    Stock markets extend losses at open

    Stock markets extend losses at open

    The market was waiting for U.S. consumer inflation data on Friday that would offer more clues about future Fed decisions. The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended over 1% lower to a five-month low with nearly all sectors in negative territory.
    Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo released after missing two preseason kicks

    Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo released after missing two preseason kicks

    FSU coach Jimbo Fisher suggested past year changes to Aguayo's kicking routine may have contributed to his inconsistency. The Buccaneers kicker began the preseason ideal by way of a chip shot 20-yard field goal on Tampa Bay's opening drive.
  • Jamie Carragher predicts where Liverpool will finish this term

    Jamie Carragher predicts where Liverpool will finish this term

    Their side were trailing 2-1 at the break after Watford twice took the lead through Stefano Okaka and then Abdoulaye Doucoure. That first half was like Liverpool at their worst last season so then you've had a pre-season and nothing's changing.
    Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump

    Keith Ellison Says Kim Jong Un 'Acting More Responsible' Than Trump

    When you hear words come out of his mouth, it seems like they could come out of the mouth of Kim Jong-un. Pacific Command showing B-1B Lancer bombers on Guam.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.


Most liked

Interesting Facts About Usain Bolt, The World's Fastest Athlete
After a short while, though, he rose gingerly to his feet and limped across the line to huge cheers from the 56,000 crowd. It was the first time Bolt had been beaten at a major championship since the 4x100m relay at the 2007 worlds in Osaka.

Summer getaway sends Heathrow soaring to best month in history
Manchester, East Midlands and Exeter were the other airports where attention to accessibility was found to be lacking. United Kingdom traffic rose by nearly +5% on the back of recently launched Flybe flights to Scotland.

East Asian nations finally give voice to concerns over South China Sea
Indeed, it's fair to wonder if China isn't the biggest victor in the United Nations sanctions decision. He also said any dialogue would deal with how North Korea can "feel secure and prosper economically".

Massive blast in Pakistan kills 17, scores injured
The blast occurred near a stadium where celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's independence were under way. The deceased include officials of the security forces and civilians, said the provincial home minister.

LA council endorses 2028 Olympic bid
However, an independent analysis of a new budget in the works for 2028 will not likely be completed for months. There are not expected to be any "major" changes to the initial bid plans for the earlier edition.

Bills trades leaves club loaded for 2018 National Football League draft
We've got a hot one coming in with the latest reactions on the news that broke today. "I'm sure he's hurt", said McCoy. Secondly, Sean McVay is the new head coach and didn't have a weapon like Watkins on the Redskins last season.

Paul Pogba addresses his relationship with Man United's new signings
He added: "If you look at the games that he played under Louis van Gaal and now under Jose Mourinho, he's vital". Winning everything! A player has a great season when the team does great.

Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint
Frank Lampard - One of the greatest midfield talents of his generation, Lampard became the archetypal versatile midfielder. It takes time to get used to such things again: it takes time to take them seriously again.

Congress Considers US Options When Dealing With North Korea
Oh, and he took some time off the greens today to bring the world to the brink of nuclear war with North Korea. Bader at the Brookings Institute argues that " deterring and containing North Korea is our least bad option ".

Is this beloved Game Of Thrones character coming back from the dead?
Arya's acquisition of this illustrious weapon has major implications. "It was definitely hard to get it right", he said. Manhattan in The Watchmen series - being in all these places at once, in all these time zones at once.

Trump to call for China trade investigation
Next week the United States is scheduled to embark on its first round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

OpenAI Bot Triumphant Playing Dota 2
While its actions per minute aren't any better than that of an average flesh-and-bone player, the choices make a huge difference. Footage of those matches can be found on Dota 2 Rapier's YouTube channel.

CCTV footage shows Vikas Barala buying alcohol before stalking
Meanwhile, investigators are still clueless about the whereabouts of the vehicle and the persons accused, police said on Friday. After massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament, the accused appeared before a Chandigarh court on Thursday.

CNMI governor backs Trump's stance on North Korea
The same system is now set up in Guam, a US territory in the South Pacific that has emerged as a potential target for Kim. Missile defense is an attractive but tricky strategy in dealing with missile threats.

N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked
Tensions between North Korea and the U.S. escalated this week amid increasingly heated rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang. Trump says he has yet to speak with the governor of the territory, but says, "I feel that they will be very safe, believe me".