CORNING, N.Y. (AP) - A newspaper is reporting two people were killed when a helicopter crashed near the Chemung River in Corning.
The Corning Leader reports two people are dead. (Photo courtesy of the Corning Leader)
A police dispatcher had no further information Thursday afternoon.
Jim Peters, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, says the helicopter was inspecting power lines when it crashed.
An employee of World Kitchen on the south side of the river says the helicopter clipped a power line near their building first, knocking out electricity temporarily, then crashed along a dike on the river.