"This is a devastating loss for their families, the Virginia State Police, and the entire commonwealth", said McAuliffe, adding, "These heroes were a part of our family and we are simply heartbroken". Charlottesville police say the driver was taken into custody.
Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Mayor Mike Signer had a similar message.
Sunday's incident comes a day after three people died in connection to protests on Saturday.
Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counter protesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said.
White supremacists believe that white people are better than other races. "It's brought here by people who belong in the trash heap of history with these ideas".
Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates died at the scene, said the state police. The two had moved from Florence, Kentucky about a year ago for Bloom's job.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence on many sides", the president said. He's calling for a "swift restoration of law and order". Like every institution, the scientific community has the responsibility to reject the legacy of racial oppression that still haunts us today, and get to work for justice. Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado was among those critical of Trump.
"Governor McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to aid state response to violence at Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville", the governor tweeted.
He said pieces of the helicopter started to break off as it fell from the sky.
The Ku Klux Klan is an extremist hate group denounced across the world.
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