Did a Duke Energy helicopter crash in Eden, North Carolina?

TWO men were injured in a Duke Energy helicopter crash in Eden, North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon.

First responders are on the scene and releasing new details as they emerge.

Did a Duke Energy helicopter crash in Eden, North Carolina?

A chopper crashed in a residential neighborhood in North Carolina with three people aboard.

The helicopter, which belongs to Duke Energy Corporation power company, crashed into a wooded area in Eden, North Carolina early in the afternoon on Wednesday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reported that the Bell 429 helicopter plummeted to the ground while the pilot was conducting power line work.

Authorities say the two men who sustained injuries were responsive but the extent of their injuries are unknown.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, Eden police, state troopers and other emergency response crews from across the county are on the scene.

What has Duke Energy said about the crash?

Duke Energy issued a statement saying it learned of an incident near the Duke Energy plant reading,

"Shortly after 1 p.m. today, we received word of an incident near the Dan River Combined Cycle Station involving a Duke Energy helicopter. We are currently investigating the incident and are working with local emergency management officials. We will provide additional information as appropriate."

The electric power company is based in Charlotte, North Carolina 125 miles from Eden, North Carolina which sits on the boarder of North Carolina and Virgina.

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