Last week, a helicopter crashed into a residential building in the Bristol Commons neighborhood in Williamsburg.
Both a 91-year-old Bristol Commons resident and the helicopter’s 85-year-old pilot died in the crash, which sparked a blaze that heavily damaged a 10-unit building.
The crash happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Settlement Drive near William & Mary’s Dillard Complex.
The body of a pilot whose helicopter crashed into a Williamsburg townhome building shortly after takeoff was recovered from the heavily damaged structure Monday, federal officials said. READ MORE
‘Never saw her in a bad mood’: Friends in shock after 91-year-old killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash
Jean Danylko was a faithful member of the chair-based exercise strength training class for arthritic seniors at the James City County Recreation Center. READ MORE
Jeanette Weaver was enjoying a cup of coffee in her second-story Bristol Commons townhouse Sunday afternoon when she heard a whooshing sound and a crash. READ MORE
Since 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a handful of special airworthiness information bulletins for the Robinson R44, which is not uncommon.
But some aviation lawyers say the R44 can experience certain mechanical issues and post-crash fires. READ MORE
The people who rushed inside to safety were Bridge’s neighbors, but many were nearly strangers. READ MORE