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What Caused This Helicopter to Crash, Killing Five People?

Last week, five people boarded a sight-seeing helicopter in Knoxville, Tennessee. Two were siblings visiting their mother in another state. The brother was finishing up his last year in high school. The older sister brought her boyfriend with her to meet her mother for the first time, who was also on board the helicopter. They were all very excited to ride in a helicopter for the first time and even made social media posts to update their friends and family on what was supposed to be a fun experience. Sadly, the four passengers and the pilot lost their lives in a fatal helicopter crash that day. According to a witness, there was a loud explosion. The witness walked out in time to see a second explosion followed by a large fire that was eventually contained. The Pigeon Forge Police Department Chief confirmed much of the helicopter was destroyed in the…
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