One dead in helicopter crash

January 22, 2009 9:09:17 AM PST
One person is dead in a helicopter crash near Charlotte.Charlotte TV station WSOC reports the crash happened when the aircraft hit a Duke Energy power line in Monroe shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Monroe police said the Hughes aircraft seats four people, but only two were on board. One person was killed and the other was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Union, officers said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and officials are on the way.