Young couple tragically died after fairytale wedding when their family helicopter crashed
A newly married couple died on Sunday after the helicopter that transported them from their wedding crashed in Uvalde, Texas.
Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler, from Sam Houston State University, were married Saturday night at the Byler family ranch before leaving in the helicopter in front of family and friends, as Daily Mail reported.
The grandfather of Baillee Ackerman confirmed to NBC News the death of the couple. Relatives and friends of the victims, many of whom had attended the wedding, also expressed their regret on social networks after learning of the tragedy.
"We celebrated your fairytale wedding and were surrounded by family and friends as they flew in the family helicopter. Unfortunately, they hit the side of a hill about a mile from the family ranch," wrote Eric Smith on his Facebook account.
Both students were seniors at Sam Houston State University and the news of his death was first reported by the institution's independent student journal, The Houstonian. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.
"It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering senior) and Bailee Ackerman Byler (Agricultural Communication senior) in a helicopter accident departing their wedding, We ask that you keep the Byler and Ackerman families in your thoughts and prayers." The Houstonian said.
Authorities are still investigating the deadly helicopter crash in which the couple who just celebrated their wedding died.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that the Bell B206 helicopter crashed Saturday night under unknown circumstances in a remote area about 15 miles northwest of Uvalde.
Gerald Green Lawrence has been identified as the pilot in the helicopter crash that killed 2 newlyweds near Uvalde, Texas, just an hour and a half after the wedding. https://t.co/qV6zRjHDil pic.twitter.com/cI3nXaH4Wi— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 5, 2018
The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that it had received a call around midnight on Sunday reporting the possible fall of an aircraft in the northwest county, about 160 kilometers west of San Antonio, Texas.
This tragic story reminds us of the owner of Leicester City and his daughter, who were recently involved in a horrifying helicopter crash.
The incident took place this Saturday, October 27, 2018, after the final whistle of the match between Leicester City and West Ham in the Premier League.