The Pigeon Forge Police Department Chief Jack Baldwin says there's not much left in the wreck scene. 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 Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the Bell 206 sightseeing helicopter crash was reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday near Sevierville. A sightseeing helicopter crashed Monday in Pigeon Forge, claiming five lives. Pilot â¦ 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 Federal Aviation Administration is 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. The Pigeon Forge Police Department released the names of the five people killed in a fiery sightseeing helicopter crash on Monday afternoon. (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 fire started at the crash scene and is â¦ A federal investigation into a fatal sightseeing helicopter crash in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. could take up to a year, according to the NTSB. 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. The pilot was Jason Dahl, 38, of Sevierville.