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

At least one dead after helicopter crashes into residential Virginia neighborhood, sparking a fire

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

Virginia State Police said in a release Monday that Jean Lonchak Danylko, of Williamsburg, was killed.

People watch as firefighters battle flames at a site where a helicopter has crashed into a building in Williamsburg, Virginia, US Sunday.in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is investigating the crash, confirmed the pilot was the only person in the helicopter when it went down.


State police received reports of the crash and subsequent fire at the Bristol Commons townhomes in Williamsburg at 4.42pm.

"I just heard a loud 'bam" and the whole house was on fire, ' she said.

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


Doug Brazy with the National Transportation Safety Board also spoke at the news conference.

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

The crash occurred near the campus of the College of William and Mary, prompting an alert from the university, although the university stressed that it did not occur on William and Mary property.


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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