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Multiple people killed in Pigeon Forge helicopter crash

(Source: WBIR) (Source: WBIR)
PIGEON FORGE, TN -

A helicopter crash in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee killed multiple people Monday afternoon. 

NBC station WBIR reports witnesses heard explosions and saw a helicopter crash into a wooded area.

Authorities notified the FAA about the crash around 3:30 p.m. 

Officials told the FAA that the Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter was destroyed by fire.

"There was not much left of the helicopter," said Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin to WBIR. "There's just a small piece of the tailwing and that's about what's left of the helicopter."

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