5 killed after tourist helicopter crashes in Tennessee

DEVELOPING: Five people were killed when a tourist helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of eastern Tennessee on Monday.

Tennessee Emergency Management Association spokesman Dean Flener told the Associated Press that five people had died in the crash near Sevierville, Tenn.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that officials said the helicopter was destroyed by fire.  It was not immediately known how many people were on board.

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