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Federal Aviation Administration

New details emerge about deadly helicopter crash in Chesapeake Bay

New details emerge about deadly helicopter crash in Chesapeake Bay

A fatal helicopter crash into the Chesapeake Bay this month may have occurred amid dense fog and poor visibility, according to a preliminary report on the incident.

Neither the pilot nor the helicopter involved in the crash appeared to have the certification to fly in poor weather conditions, according to Federal Aviation Administration records and the National Transportation Safety Board report. However, investigators have not yet determined a cause of the crash that killed the pilot and one passenger.

Officials responded May 4 about 12:30 p.m. to a report of a downed helicopter just south of the lighthouse near Bloody Point, which is off Kent Island.

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