Sheriff: At least 1 dead in North Carolina helicopter crash

October 18, 2019

NEW SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person died when a helicopter crashed while spraying a field in North Carolina.

News outlets quote the Union County Sheriff’s Office as saying the helicopter appears to have become entangled in a power line while spraying the field near New Salem on Thursday. The community of New Salem is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Charlotte.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the identity of the person who died or provide further detail about the crash. It’s unclear how many people were in the helicopter.