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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Find Missing Pilot And Helicopter After Crash

UPDATE: The helicopter has been located with all four occupants inside. Police are not giving details on injuries or fatalities at this time. The helicopter rep...

UPDATE: The helicopter has been located with all four occupants inside. Police are not giving details on injuries or fatalities at this time. The helicopter reportedly crashed around 8 p.m.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ark. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has found the missing helicopter and its pilot.

Officials said the helicopter crashed around 8 p.m. not far from the original landing site.

Investigators said four people were on board the helicopter when it went down, including the pilot.

The helicopter, from the company Tulsa County Helicopters, was used to give tour rides at the Back Woods music festival happening at Mulberry Mountain, up Highway 23 north of Ozark.

The sheriff said the pilot was due back at the site around 7 p.m. but did not show up as scheduled.

Stay with 5NEWS for updates.