According to authorities, there were no survivors in the Alabama military chopper crash.
There were few details available regarding the tragedy besides FAA officials telling WHNT-TV that it involved a military aircraft.
They withheld information regarding the location or purpose of the flight as well as the number of passengers.
The call came in around 3 p.m. Don Webster, a spokesman with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc., told WHNT that on Wednesday, there was an accident at Burwell Road and Highway 53. He said that the FAA had verified there were no survivors.
The Birmingham News stated that the chopper was completely burned. According to WHNT, Madison County Coroner Tyler Berryhill claimed he had been asked to help.
According to a statement from Team Redstone that WHNT was able to get, “Redstone Arsenal leaders are aware of reports of a helicopter incident near Highway 53 in Huntsville.”
First responders have arrived, and Redstone Arsenal is fully cooperating with the local authorities ongoing inquiry.
We will continue to assist local authorities as the situation unfolds despite initial investigations showing that the event is unrelated to Redstone Arsenal assets.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and other personnel were conducting investigations.