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Newlyweds Die In Helicopter Crash En Route From Wedding To Honeymoon

A helicopter carrying 24-year-old newlyweds away from their wedding ceremony on Saturday night crashed, killing both the couple and the pilot.William Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler had tied the knot at a ranch around 80 miles west of San Antonio and were departing their reception for a local airport when the accident happened.Officials said the helicopter was owned by William Byler s father but was being flown by 76-year-old Gerald Douglas Lawrence, who had piloted the craft for about 20 years and served as a pilot during the Vietnam War.Friends of the couple, who were both studying at Sam Houston State University, have been leaving messages of condolence under images of their wedding on social media. View this post on InstagramA post shared by caroline flippin† (@trippin_flippin) on Nov 4, 2018 at 3:04pm PST Just..unimaginable tragedy. Worthy of the Greeks or Shakespeare, said Shawn Meyer on Facebook.Another friend wrote on Instagram: I have peace in the fact that you left this earth so full of happiness and love. How awesome to spend your honeymoon with Jesus. So thankful we got to spend these last few days with y all. Our hearts hurt now, but we know this is not forever. Authorities say it s too early to determine what caused the craft to crash into a rocky hillside just five minutes after take-off.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. ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 5, 2018Related... A Great Man : Tributes To Leicester City Owner As Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Confirmed Dead In Helicopter Crash Pilot Survives New York Helicopter Crash That Killed 5 Last Tragic Words Of Crashed Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Revealed

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