Search under way after helicopter crashes into lake

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – Dive teams continue to search Saturday morning for the pilot of a downed helicopter.

Virginia State Police said the chopper, which is owned by Food City, crashed into South Holston Lake late Friday night.

Police said the pilot was the only person onboard when the helicopter went down just north of the Tennessee border.

Officials said they will continue to search until the man is found.

There has been no word on what caused the aircraft to crash.

The FAA will be investigating.



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