The owner of the aircraft, Smoky Mountains Helicopter, is saying five people died when a Bell 206 Jet Ranger crashed while sight-seeing in Tennessee.

According to emergency dispatch, a helicopter crashed in Sevier County on Monday afternoon.

The FAA says the helicopter was a Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter that crashed at 3:30 p.m. Officials say it was destroyed by fire.

The owner of Smoky Mountain Helicopters says five people people died in the crash. The group was on a sight-seeing ride as part of a popular tourist activity. The crash happened on Rainbow Road in Sevierville.

The first call came in at 4:15 p.m.

Emergency responders from Pigeon Forge are working the scene.

BREAKING: Sight-Seeing Helicopter Crashes
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