Two killed in helicopter crash near Birdwood Golf Course

The helicopter went down about seven miles southwest of Charlottesville Va

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. EST near a golf course just east of town.

Virginia State Police are investigating a helicopter crash in Albemarle County.

Witnesses CBS19 News that the helicopter went down in the woods, and that a strong smell of burning was in the air. Two people have been confirmed dead. At least one person was killed and 19 injured when a vehicle plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

Senior law enforcement official confirms that Virginia State Police troopers were killed in the helicopter crash this afternoon. Images from the scene showed part of an aircraft in a tree.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to local reports, there were two people on board when it crashed, however it is not known if there are any injuries or fatalities.

The crash happened after one person was killed at the rally, when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of anti-racism protesters.

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