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Woman, pilot killed when helicopter crashes into Virginia home

Posted July 8, 2018 8:43 p.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2018 8:38 p.m. EDT

— A 91-year-old woman was killed when a helicopter crashed into her condominium in Williamsburg, Virginia, according to Virginia State Police.

Jean Lonchak Danylko was killed when the aircraft hit her home in a 10-unit building about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, state police said in a statement Monday.

The pilot's body has been recovered, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The pilot, who was the only person on board, has not been identified. He held a commercial pilot's certificate, officials said.

The crash sparked a large fire, according to CNN affiliate WAVY-TV.

"The investigation into the pilot, aircraft and cause of the crash is continuing today," the state police statement said.