Two Troopers Die In Helo Crash Near Charlottesville Demonstration
Virginia authorities Sunday confirmed that two state troopers were killed on Saturday when their state police helicopter crashed while patrolling near the demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. State police identified the victims as pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, 40. Both men died at the scene.
The aircraft went down around 5 p.m. and immediately burst into flame. It's not known how many were aboard, but it was apparently hovering near a house just before it crashed. No one on the ground was injured.