Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville, witnesses say

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon near Charlottesville.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. in a wooded area on Old Farm Road, The Daily Progress reports.

Neighbors say the helicopter hovered low before landing in the woods.

New York Times metro reporter Brian M. Rosenthal confirmed the crash on Twitter.

NYT can confirm: A Virginia State Police helicopter has crashed 7 miles SW of #Charlottesville, per the FAA. No idea if related. Crazy...

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