North Carolina News Meteorologist and helicopter pilot die in crash

A North Carolina news station has lost two crew members in a helicopter crash.

Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Tayag chip were killed in a helicopter crash Nov. 22 near Interstate 77, their news station confirmed.

“The WBTV family mourns a terrible loss,” WBTV said in a Nov. 22 statement. “Our Sky3 media helicopter crashed at midday on Tuesday with two of our colleagues on board. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag lost their lives.”

The statement noted how the station plans to support the families of their deceased colleagues.

“We are working to comfort their families during this difficult time,” the statement continued. “We appreciate the outpouring of support for our staff and your continued prayers for their families.”

Tayag, who came to WBTV in 2017, had a career as a pilot for more than 20 years, the station shared in an article about the crash.

Myers’ career, which spanned more than 16 years, took him to Texas, Virginia and Kentucky before returning to North Carolina, according to his LinkedIn.


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