Texas Newlyweds Die in Helicopter Crash After Wedding
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William Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler had just had a magical evening surrounded by all their friends and family. The Byler's were proud seniors of Sam Houston State University. They celebrated their nuptials and after the party had come to an end they got into a helicopter owned by William Byler's father. The plan was to fly the helicopter to a regional airport so the couple could take a flight to the long-awaited Honeymoon.
According to CBS News "the helicopter struck a rural hillside, shattering the aircraft and killing the couple and the pilot." The helicopter was flown by a friend of the family, 76-year-old Gerald Douglas Lawrence he had flown the craft for over 20 years. The Federal Aviation Administration is claiming that "the crash occurred northwest of Uvalde, which is about 80 miles west of San Antonio." The wreckage was discovered just after sunrise on Sunday.
Several people who attended the Byler wedding have taken to social media to share the couples last moments, the Byler's will be missed by many, our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.