It was a day of mourning after a young bride and groom from Texas, U.S., were killed when their helicopter suddenly crashed moments after departing their wedding reception venue.
MySanAntonio.com reports that the chopper carrying newlyweds Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman went down early on Sunday in Uvalde, Texas, about 25 kilometres from the Byler family’s ranch.
Gerald Green Lawrence, the pilot of the Bell 206B helicopter, also died in the crash.
A Facebook post by the Houstonian, the student newspaper at Sam Houston State University, identified the couple as students at the school.
“It is with deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering) and Bailee Ackerman Byler (Agricultural Communication) in a helicopter accident departing their wedding.
“We ask that you keep the Byler and Ackerman families in your thoughts and…