- by theguardian
- 25 Jun 2022
Six people died on Wednesday when a tourist helicopter used in Hollywood movies crashed in West Virginia during a vintage helicopter show where guests without pilot licenses were allowed to fly the aircraft.
The Vietnam-era helicopter, which had previously appeared in movies including Baywatch, Die Hard and Outbreak, was being flown during the 7th Annual Huey Reunion, an event for historical aviation enthusiasts.
Guests at the event, hosted at the Marpat Aviation school in Logan county, could pay to fly the helicopter for $250 for a 30-minute session even without having a license, according to the event page.
Other witnesses described seeing smoke and fire at the site.
Bobbi Childs, who lives nearby, told WOWK-TV she saw a man trapped in the aircraft but that she was unable to rescue him because of the fire.
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