4 Killed in Md. Highway Copter Crash

Commercial helicopter bursts into flames after crashing into interstate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2009 4:05 AM CDT
A tow truck removes the mangled remains of a Robinson R-44 heloipoter from along the side of eastbound Interstate 70 near the Frederick and Washington County line in Maryland early today.   (AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen)
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(Newser) – All four people on board were killed when a helicopter crashed into an interstate highway in western Maryland last night and burst into flames, AP reports. No cars were hit as the commercial helicopter smashed into the I-70. Witnesses say the helicopter appeared to be trying to land on the highway when it hit a power line.