5 Killed When Tour Helicopter Crashes in Tennessee

A tour helicopter crashed in the remote Tennessee woods Monday, killing all five people aboard, authorities told NBC News.

Smoke could be seen rising into the air from the scene near Sevierville in east Tennessee.

Few details were immediately available, but Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin said the helicopter "experienced a severe crash which resulted in a fire."

The FAA was notified that a Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crashed at 3:30 p.m. local time and was told by local officials it was destroyed by fire, NBC affiliate WBIR reports.

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