One person is dead after helicopter crash in Jones County

Published 11:12 am Tuesday, December 29, 2020

One person is dead after a helicopter crashed in southeast Mississippi, authorities said.

Emergency personnel were called to the crash site shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jones County Fire Council spokesperson Dana Bumgardner said.

The MD 500 helicopter crashed into some woods in the Glade community, Bumgardner told WLBT-TV.

The helicopter belongs to Signature Utility Service in Alabama and was in the area trimming trees off power lines when it crashed, Bumgardner said.

Volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire when they arrived.

Few other details were immediately available.