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Durham man under 6 killed in West Virginia helicopter crash

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) — A Durham man was killed in a helicopter crash in West Virginia on Wednesday and was identified by West Virginia State Police on Saturday, officials said.

Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, a helicopter crashed in Logan County, West Virginia, killing all six people on board, according to Nexstar subsidiary WOWK-TV.

The helicopter crashed on rural West Virginia’s Route 17, about 3.7 miles from the launch site, according to investigators.

The NTSB Air Safety Investigator said the helicopter was airborne about 15 minutes before the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the flight was associated with the annual Huey Reunion event. Investigators say the flight was the last flight scheduled for the day.

The helicopter was recovered from the site Friday and taken to a location in Atlanta for further investigation, according to the NTSB. They expect crime scene work to be completed in five to seven days.

One of the victims, Donald Sandhoff, 69, was from Durham.

Photo Courtesy: Jesse Skidmore

Those on board consisted of a pilot, three passengers and two passengers with pilot status, according to the NTSB. It is not known if Sandhoff was the pilot, passenger or a passenger classified as a pilot.

An investigation is underway.

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Dais Johnston

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