DEVELOPING: 3 people injured in helicopter crash in Tucker County

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UPDATE: (6/29/19 9:41 p.m.): The helicopter that crashed in the Cheat River in Tucker County at about noon Saturday has been recovered for further investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

West Virginia State Police troopers said a wire was found wrapped around the blades of the helicopter, and it may have contributed to the crash.

The FAA has yet to determine the exact cause of the crash.

Authorities in Tucker County are investigating after a helicopter crashed there Saturday morning.

Courtesy: The Parsons Advocate

It happened at about 11:30 Saturday morning on Route 72, north of Parsons.

West Virginia State Police said three people were in the helicopter when it crashed into the Cheat River, near Licking Creek Road.

They said two people have been airlifted to Ruby Memorial Hospital, and the third person was transported by ambulance.

There is no word yet on the nature of their injuries or the cause of the crash.

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