Texas newlyweds killed in helicopter crash hours after their wedding

06 November, 2018, 00:03 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Will Byler and his wife Bailee Ackerman Byler. Source Facebook Will Byler

Two newlyweds have died in a helicopter crash just hours after tying the knot at their ranch in Texas.

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler had married in Uvalde, around 100 miles west of San Antonio, on Saturday night.

Though the cause of the crash is not yet known, the National Transportation Safety Board tweeted Sunday that it is investigating.

Uvalde Police received a call from an aviation monitoring center around midnight Saturday notifying them of a possible downed aircraft.

Their deaths were first announced by The Houstonian, the independent student newspaper of Sam Houston State University, where the newlyweds were both seniors. They responded with several other agencies and were able to locate the helicopter around daybreak, according to the post. The pilot also reportedly died.

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People in the couple's community took to Facebook to share their condolences and remember the couple by posting photos of their engagement.

A wedding guest captured the happy couple - Ackerman in a white gown and veil and Byler in a tuxedo and cowboy hat - heading toward the doomed chopper through a row of lighted sparklers, ABC13 reported.

Rest in peace Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman, you will be missed.

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Katie Ellis, who said she was best friends with Bailee, said the Bylers loved to be with family and were members of the university's rodeo team.

The Federal Aviation Administration, which is assisting, said the aircraft "crashed under unknown circumstances in a remote area". "They will be greatly missed by many".

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