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(OZARK) Three people died and a fourth person was injured in the crash of a sight seeing helicopter on Sunday in Franklin County.

The helicopter was conducting flying tours over the Backwoods Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain, North of Ozark.

Search and rescue crews were called when a report was received Sunday afternoon that the helicopter was missing.¬†After the first call came in, rescue crews found the downed helicopter through a cell phone ping from a passenger’s 911 call.

Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen, confirmed the deceased as Pilot Chuck Dixon, and passengers Sarah Hill and Marco Ornelas.

A fourth passenger who has not been identified as yet was airlifted from the scene of the crash and is listed in critical condition at Saint Francis Hospital.

According to its website, Mulberry Mountain is a 650 acre event facility capable of sustaining small and large gatherings of all kinds.

The festival hosted top Bluegrass acts, The Infamous String Dusters, Yonder Mountain String Band and this years Lum and Abner headliner, Arkansauce.

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