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Jean Lonchak Danylko killed after a helicopter crashes into her condo

Jean Lonchak Danylko killed after a helicopter crashes into her condo”

One person is dead and the pilot of a helicopter is missing after a helicopter crashed into a condo complex in the popular destination town of Williamsburg, Virginia, on Sunday.

The helicopter crashed into the Bristol Commons Townhomes on Settlement Drive at about 4:35 p.m., on Sunday, July 8. The crash caused the condo building to catch on fire, authorities said.

The crash sparked a large fire, according to CNN affiliate WAVY-TV.

Additionally, federal, state, and police, along with the Williamsburg Fire Department, are working to identify the pilot of the helicopter.

In a Twitter message, the FAA described the helicopter as an R44.

State police confirmed one person in the condo building was killed in the accident. Police say the remains of Jean L. Danylko, 91, who lived in the condominium that was struck, were recovered at the scene.

The National Safety Transportation Board has scheduled a media update for 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Police are still assessing the scene to determine what injuries have occurred, along with identifying the aircraft.

Brook Sweeney lives across the street from where the crash took place and told the Daily-Pilot the impact sounded like a vehicle crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration tweeted that Aviation Safety Inspectors arrived in Williamsburg around 7:30 Sunday evening.

The College of William and Mary said the incident happened near Dillard Complex and that people should avoid the area.



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