Six dead when legendary helicopter featured in Die Hard and Baywatch burst into flames during historic aircraft event


Authorities said a vintage Bell UH-1B helicopter went down in a historic aircraft event.

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Six people died after a helicopter crash in West Virginia.

Authorities said that a vintage Bell UH-1B helicopter went down in a historic aircraft event held in Logan County on Wednesday.

The helicopter, nicknamed the Huey, was manufactured in 1962 and its tail number was N98F.

I know used during the Vietnam War and the model appeared in the television series “Baywatch” and the movie “Die Hard”.

Logan Deputy Director of Emergency Management Sonya Porter told The Sun news site that six people died and that there were no survivors.

The victims have not been identified and it is not known what caused the accident.

“At the time the accident happened, I think the weather was clear,” Porter said.

Ray Bryant, chief of operations for Logan Emergency Management, said the helicopter was on fire when crews arrived at the scene.

He told The New York Times that he had not seen “any accident of this magnitude.”

Bobbi Childs, who lives about a mile from where the accident occurred, told WSAZ that she was traumatized.

She said: “I went to see the helicopter, but the fire was so hot, so intense.”

Childs said she ran home crying.

The incident occurred near Route 17 in Logan County, also known as the Blair Mountain Highway, which is in Kelly Mountain. The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the cause of the crash.

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