Two NC television news employees killed in helicopter crash
Authorities say that two television news employees have died in a helicopter crash near a North Carolina interstate highway.
Mecklenburg County EMS service said on Twitter today that two people were pronounced dead at the scene of the helicopter crash along Interstate 77 in the Charlotte area.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that two people were on board the Robinson R-44 helicopter.
WBTV reported the loss of their meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag in that accident.
Johnny Jennings is chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and he said preliminary witness accounts indicate that the pilot made some “diversionary” maneuvers and “probably saved some lives."