Helicopter crashes in North Carolina, killing at least one person, officials say

North Carolina Highway Patrol and local first responders are at the site of a helicopter crash north of Goldsboro, according to police.

A call came in about the downed helicopter at around 6 p.m, Wayne County dispatch told McClatchy News.

The pilot did not survive the crash, authorities at the scene told the Goldsboro Daily News.

Reports suggest the helicopter was spraying crops before it crashed in a cornfield by Daw Pate Road, according to the outlet.

The Robinson R66 helicopter went down at 5:23 p.m. after it struck a power line, according to The Federal Aviation Administration.

According to the FAA, the pilot was the only person on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it, along with the National Transportation Safety Board, will investigate further to “determine the probable cause of the accident.”