According to Yavapai County Sheriff Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn, a helicopter crashed at 11:50 AM this morning, near I-17 and Cordes Jct., in the vicinity of Cordes Lakes.
Eyewitness accounts from I-17 report that flames and black smoke were visible at the time of the crash. According to a preliminary report from ground crews, there are no survivors.
This is a private helicopter out of Phoenix, D'Evelyn says, and the FAA is working to iD the owner. Reports are that the aircraft was destroyed.
Stay tuned for updates...