Saturday, August 12, 2017
State Police identify pilot, passenger killed in helicopter crash in Charlottesville
State Police have identified the pilot and passenger killed in a state police helicopter crash on Old Farm Rd. in Albemarle County on Saturday.
Police said the Bell 407 helicopter was was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville.
The pilot, identified as Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, and the passenger, identified as Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, died at the scene.
The FAA and NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash; there is no indication of foul play being a factor.
at 8/12/2017 09:03:00 PM