Newlyweds killed in helicopter crash after departing wedding ceremony

Report Newlyweds killed in helicopter crash while leaving their wedding

NTSB told local media it will release details about the crash on Monday

On Nov. 3, a newlywed couple died in a helicopter crash while leaving their wedding ceremony.

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler had married in Uvalde, around 100 miles west of San Antonio, on Saturday night.

Byler's grandfather William Byler told KTRK the helicopter crash happened at their family ranch.

In a tragic turn of events, the helicopter crashed about 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, also claiming the life of the aircraft pilot, 76-year-old Gerald Green Lawrence.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash and the cause is not yet known.

The two were students at Sam Houston State University, according to the student newspaper, which wrote about their deaths on Facebook.

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According to reports the helicopter was owned by Mr Byler's father.

"We celebrated their fairy tale wedding and they were surrounded by their family and friends as they flew off in the family helicopter", Eric Smith, a family friend, posted on Facebook.

Engagement photos posted on the website show Mr Byler in his cowboy hat embracing Ms Ackerman.

A November 3 wedding date was listed on a website for the Ackerman and Byler nuptials. "When Bailee met Will she completely fell in love".

"I love them both so dearly and they will always be so special to me", Ellis said.

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said police received a call about a possible downed aircraft at around midnight in the area of northwest Uvalde county. "One day we will all see their smiles and dimples again".

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