Two Pilots Dead After Chopper Crashes During Test Flight Near Dallas

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- Two pilots are dead after an experimental helicopter crashed during a test flight near Dallas on Wednesday, the maker of the chopper confirms.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the twin-engine Bell Helicopter B525 crashed just before noon.

"It’s with incredible sadness for us to confirm the tragic loss of two pilots during a flight test today in the Bell 525," Bell tweeted. "Our deepest sympathies are with their family and friends and we ask that you join us in sending thoughts and prayers. We’re working with relevant authorities to determine the cause of the accident and will provide further details as they come available."

The FAA said the aircraft was "destroyed" during what Bell called "developmental flight test operations."

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