MARSHVILLE, N.C. — One person died after a helicopter crash in Union County late Thursday afternoon, an official confirmed to WCNC NBC Charlotte.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. near North Carolina 205 in the Marshville area of Union County. This was north of the New Salem community.

Investigators believed the crash occurred in a heavily wooded area after the Bell B206 helicopter became entangled in a power line. The helicopter had been spraying a field.

NBC Charlotte's Hunter Sáenz learned from the sheriff's office that the pilot who died was from Florida and was working under contract with Vertical Flight Technologies. 

The pilot's partner was at the field but not with him in the helicopter, the sheriff's office said.

The FAA will investigate, and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the crash.

Stay with WCNC NBC Charlotte, WCNC.com, and the WCNC news app for updates.

WCNC has a new app. Click here to download it

MORE FROM WCNC.COM

Power outage in Uptown, South End Charlotte

Suspect arrested after man killed in Lancaster County shooting

Panovich: 'Frankenstorm' will bring chilly rain, cool temps to Carolinas this weekend

AMBER Alert: Missing 15-year-old possibly abducted out of Fayetteville