Dog, feared dead, found alive inside home hit by helicopter

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 09, 2018

WILLIAMBURG, Va. -- It was an emotional reunion outside the Williamsburg townhouse hit by a helicopter Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 24 hours after the fatal helicopter crash, Sybil Bakewell's dog Princeton remained missing.

While Bakewell feared the worst for her beloved pet, her prayers were answered Monday afternoon when  her dog Princeton was found alive inside the damaged townhouse.

A neighbor saw Princeton running around outside the home earlier Monday, but could not catch the dog before it darted back inside the townhouse.

Sybil used a squeak toy to entice the dog out of the helicopter-damaged home and into her arms.

Princeton was taken to the veterinarian to be examined for injuries.

Police ID woman killed when helicopter crashed into her home

The woman killed when a helicopter crashed into her Williamsburg home Sunday afternoon was identified as 91-year-old Jean Lonchak Danylko, according to Virginia State Police. The name of the R44 helicopter's pilot -- who was also killed in the crash -- has not yet been released.

The helicopter crashed into the Bristol Commons Townhomes on Settlement Drive at about 4:35 p.m., on Sunday, July 8.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.



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