Pilot, meteorologist from Charlotte news station killed in helicopter crash on I-77

  • Source: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg
  • Published: 11/23/2022 12:00 AM

Charlotte news station, WBTV, has confirmed to the public that the two people killed in a helicopter crash on Interstate-77 southbound Tuesday afternoon were meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag. “The WBTV family is grieving a terrible loss. Our news helicopter Sky3 crashed mid-day Tuesday with two of our colleagues on board. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag lost their lives. We are working to comfort their families in this difficult time. We appreciate the outpouring of support for our staff and your continued prayers for their families,” WBTV said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Charlotte Fire, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were assisting with securing the scene Tuesday and were awaiting the arrival of the FAA and NTSB. “Pray for the families. It’s going to be a difficult holiday season,” CMPD Chief Jennings said.


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