Local

UPDATE: Four adults, one child dead in helicopter crash

A county coroner says four adults and one child were killed in Saturday night’s helicopter crash in a rugged area of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wyoming County coroner Thomas Kukuchka says the pilot reported he was losing altitude just before air traffic controllers lost track of the helicopter around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kukuchka says those on board appear to have been a man and his son, a man and his daughter and the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter had departed from central New York bound for an airport in Lehighton on Saturday night.

Kukuchka says the area experience strong storms on Saturday night. He said rough weather also hampered search efforts.

The wreckage was found around 2 p.m. Sunday.

The FAA says the National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

Police ID 3 in cross burning at western New York mosque

Crime 3

Police say crosses were burned into lawn at western New York mosque; 3 people identified are under 21, all from near location of mosque

in Local

Investigators believe Endicott fire set to target firefighters

fire

Fire was reported around 2 a.m. Friday; investigation revealed gas tanks, propane, butane left in spots to possibly injure firefighters

in Local

Car accident, 1-year-old airlifted to hospital

Crime 3

The Ithaca Police Department says two vehicles collided at the intersection of Hancock Street and First Street.

in Local

Cornell, Ithaca gear up for Saturday’s Spartan Race

spartanDL

The Reebok Spartan Race will be held Saturday at Cornell University.

in Local

Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy indicted, 16 charges

jeremy vann

Deputy Jeremy Vann has been suspended from the force since March following an arrest.