One person is dead after helicopter from Alabama company crashes in southeast Mississippi

Published 3:21 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020

One person is ded after a helicopter from an Alabama utility service company has crashed in southeast Mississippi.

Emergency personnel were called to the crash site just south of Laurel, Mississippi, 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 Birmingham, 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.