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Aviation crash reported in Virginia residential area

July 8, 2018

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities are responding to an aviation crash, possibly involving a helicopter, in a residential area in Virginia.

Virginia State Police said a 911 call came in Sunday before 5 p.m. about an aircraft crashing into a residential structure in Williamsburg near Settlement Drive. Police say the crash caused a fire at a townhouse.

Police are not sure what injuries, if any, have occurred.

WAVY-TV cited dispatchers reporting that a helicopter had crashed. Neighbors told the Daily Press that they heard sounds resembling a helicopter crash.

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg issued a tweet Sunday warning students of the crash and urging them to avoid the area around the school’s Dillard Complex.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are also responding to the scene.

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