5 people killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say five people have died in the crash of a tourist helicopter in the Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday near Sevierville. Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an email that officials said the helicopter was destroyed by fire.