2 dead in TV news helicopter crash near I-77: Medic

BY Ramya


Who was killed in helicopter crash in Charlotte today? 

The two people killed in the crash were employees at WBTV, a Charlotte news station. They were identified as meteorologist Jason Myers and helicopter pilot Chip Tayag

Who was killed in WBTV helicopter crash? 

CMPD says WBTV pilot was a 'hero' before crash WBTV Meteorologist Jason Myers and Sky3 pilot Chip Tayag were killed in a helicopter crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 in south Charlotte.

What helicopter crashed in Charlotte? 

“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.

Was Chip Tayag married? 

He married his childhood friend, Jillian, and the two have four children together. Tayag came to WBTV in 2017 as an ENG pilot operating Sky3. He had been a pilot for more than 20 years. WBTV meteorologist Jason Myers and Sky3 pilot Chip Tayag were killed in a helicopter crash early Tuesday afternoon.

Why is Charlotte purple tonight? 

City of Charlotte to Turn Purple Tonight in Honor of the Late Hester Ford, America's Oldest American.

What kind of helicopter is WBTV Sky 3? 

The television station, WBTV, identified those killed in the crash, which occurred around noon along southbound Interstate 77, as Jason Myers, a meteorologist, and Chip Tayag, a pilot. The helicopter, a Robinson R44 nicknamed Sky3, was from the station.

Who is the new meteorologist on WBTV? 

First Alert Meteorologist Elissia Wilson joined WBTV in January of 2022 after 3 years of forecasting at TMJ4-Milwaukee.