1 killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia homes

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NBC affiliate WRAL reports the death was confirmed in a statement from Virginia State Police.

Paul Leslie, who lives in a building near the crash, told the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily that he heard a helicopter "come overhead" that "basically didn't sound right". Authorities said the helicopter went down around 4:30 p.m.in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive, which is near the campus of William & Mary.

A 91-year-old woman was killed after a helicopter crashed into her house in U.S. state of Virginia on Monday.

The crash was near the College of William and Mary.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by members of the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

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Before the helicopter involved was identified by the FAA, the Navy had confirmed to News 3 that all Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana aircraft were accounted for and no Navy aircraft was involved.

Several witnesses on scene told the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily that they saw a helicopter in distress in the area shortly before hearing sirens.

Another resident, Brook Sweeney, who has lived in the complex since October, said he was watching TV when he heard a noise that he at first thought was a auto accident.

She lived in one of the units beneath the crash.

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

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