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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.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Several counter-protesters attacked the vehicle with bats, smashing its windows and trying to prevent the driver from leaving the scene.

And just why were these "peaceful counter protesters" having bats in their possession, to begin with?