Highway back open at site of deadly helicopter crash
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - State Route 17, also known as the Blair Mountain Highway, is back open early Friday evening after a helicopter crash that killed all six people aboard Wednesday, West Virginia State Police say.
The roadway reopened before 5 p.m. Friday.
Troopers say the wreckage of the Bell UH-1B chopper, also known as a Huey, is on its way to Atlanta as part of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation.
The Huey crashed just before 5 p.m. Wednesday onto Route 17, about 3.7 miles northeast of Logan County Airport where MARPAT Aviation was offering tour flights on the vintage chopper.
The names of those killed haven’t been released yet.
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