Four killed in Maryland copter crash

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Maryland (US), July 24 (ANI): A commercial helicopter crashed onto a western Maryland highway and burst into flames late Thursday night, killing all four people on board, emergency officials said.

According to a CBS News report, the helicopter was engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene minutes after receiving a call at 10:30 p.m.

No vehicles on the highway were hit when the helicopter crashed in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

Troopers have shut down the highway in both directions near the crash site. It wasn't immediately clear what brought down the helicopter, which Lewis said was a Robison R44, a four-seat commercial craft.

Maryland State police are in charge of the investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified of the crash. (ANI)

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