PIGEON FORGE â A sightseeing helicopter crashed on a wooded ridge behind a Pigeon Forge outlet mall Monday afternoon, killing all five people on â¦ The Pigeon Forge Police Department released the names of the five people killed in a fiery sightseeing helicopter crash on Monday afternoon. Pilot â¦ A federal investigation into a fatal sightseeing helicopter crash in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. could take up to a year, according to the NTSB. 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. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. â Police have identified the five people killed when a sightseeing helicopter crashed and burned near Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. A sightseeing helicopter crashed Monday in Pigeon Forge, claiming five lives. The Federal Aviation Administration is The Pigeon Forge Police Department Chief Jack Baldwin says there's not much left in the wreck scene. A fire started at the crash scene and is â¦ A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday near Sevierville. The pilot was Jason Dahl, 38, of Sevierville. Five people died Monday in the crash of a sightseeing helicopter on a wooded ridge near the tourist town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, officials said. (KNOXVILLE) Four of the five people who died in last month's Pigeon Forge tourist helicopter crash suffered fatal burns or fatal fire-related injuries, autopsy records show. One week after five people were killed in a sightseeing helicopter crash in Pigeon Forge, the preliminary report from the NTSB seems to indicate the aircraft may have been having mechanical issues. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- We now know the cause of a helicopter crash last week near Pigeon Forge, Tenn., that killed five tourists. A federal investigation into a fatal sightseeing helicopter crash in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. could take up to a year, according to the NTSB.