BREAKING: Helicopter Crashes on Highway Near Huntsville, Alabama

According to local sources, a helicopter crashed onto a highway near Huntsville, Alabama, on Wednesday evening.

Huntsville Real-Time News via

Authorities responded to a helicopter crash Wednesday afternoon in Madison County that killed all people on board, officials said.

Authorities were dispatched to Burwell Road and Highway 53 at 3:01 Wednesday on a report of a crashed helicopter, said Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

Webster said there were no survivors, but officials did not immediately know how many people were on board the aircraft.


The report added that “it was also unclear whether the helicopter was a military or civilian aircraft.”

According to the METAR at the time of the crash, which provides aviation weather reports, the Huntsville area had low overcast there, with a ceiling of 1,300 feet.

Several videos showing heavy, black smoke billowing from the crash site quickly appeared on social media as the news broke:


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