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Helicopter crash leaves three dead at Backwoods Festival

The helicopter was being used to give people a bird's eye view of the festival...

Backwood Music Festival helicopter crash
Backwood Music Festival helicopter crash

Arkansas' Backwoods Music Festival was cut short early yesterday on its final night after a helicopter crash close to the site killed three and injured another person.

The helicopter was reportedly being used for sightseeing purposes, offering people a bird's eye view of the festival site. Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said that the pilot and two passengers were killed in the crash and that the helicopter had taken off from the festival site in the Ozark Mountains of western Arkansas on Sunday night.

Another passenger of the helicopter was rushed to hospital with critical injuries. Identities and details of those killed and injured in the crash have not yet been released.

The helicopter was found about 500 yards south of the festival grounds on Mulberry Mountain, according to a report by the Associated Press. The crash site was located at around 8pm after the pilot failed to return at the expected time.

Backwoods has not yet made a statement on the crash at the time of writing. 

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