Pilot, Photographer Die In News Helicopter Crash
October 13, 2008
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- A pilot and photographer on board Channel 13's helicopter were killed when the aircraft crashed while covering breaking news in Montgomery County on Monday, according to the station.
Montgomery County sheriff's deputies said KTRK's SkyEyeHD helicopter went down along Peoples Road near F.M. 1488 near Magnolia, Texas, shortly after 11 a.m.
The helicopter was flying over the scene of shooting that resulted from a police chase. It crashed about five miles from that scene.
The pilot and photographer died at the scene. The station said it did not directly employ the two.
"All of us at KTRK-TV are deeply saddened by the tragic accident involving SkyEye13 and our hearts go out to the families of the pilot and the photographer," station spokesman Tom Ash said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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