A newlywed couple from Texas died in a helicopter crash in the early hours of Sunday morning alongside their pilot, just hours after they said ‘I do’.
The Houstonian, the student newspaper at Sam Houston State University, identified the bride and groom as university seniors Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler in a post reporting the accident.
”Will Byler, of Bellville, and Bailee Ackerman, of Orangefield, were killed as they flew off in the family helicopter, as they left their “fairytale wedding,” Wedding guest Eric Smith wrote in a Facebook post. The pilot also reportedly died.
The groom’s grandfather, William Byler confirmed to ABC13 that the wedding took place at a family ranch while the crash unfolded about an hour and a half later after they got married.
The crash also was confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who tweeted on Sunday morning that investigators were looking into the crash of a Bell 206B helicopter in Uvalde, a city roughly 80 miles west of San Antonio.
Watch video of the couple departing in the Helicopter before crashing to their death below.