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Helicopter crash rocks Williamsburg neighborhood

Helicopter crash rocks Williamsburg neighborhood

Maria Robertson was spending a hot Sunday afternoon at Kiwanis Park with family when she heard a helicopter overhead.

At first she dismissed the noise, chalking it up to the military aircrafts she often hears flying above her home in the Bristol Commons neighborhood on Settlement Drive. But when she looked up, she saw the helicopter was flying low and was headed in the direction of her home.

She said the aircraft was flying straight, then tilted toward the ground. As she ran toward Bristol Commons and dialed 9-1-1, she heard a loud “boom” and saw plumes of smoke rising from the condominium complex.

“It’s just surreal,” Robertson said Monday. “There was no smoke coming...

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