BREAKING: Two dead as helicopter crashes on Interstate 77 near Charlotte, North Carolina

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A fatal helicopter crash in the vicinity of Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina has left two passengers dead.

 

A helicopter crash in the vicinity of Interstate 77 in south Charlotte, North Carolina this afternoon, Tuesday, November 22, has resulted in the death of two passengers.

According to local media, the incident occurred at around 12:20pm local time on the southbound lanes of the Nations Ford Road exit on the I-77. Emergency services were immediately deployed to the location. As reported by MEDIC, two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

It was reported that the ramps from I-85 north and south to I-77 south have been closed off and will remain so for an indefinite period of time, according to wbbj7.com. The aircraft has been identified as a Robinson R44 helicopter.

A full investigation into the crash will reportedly be launched by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA. Updates will be provided in due course they said.

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