Newlyweds killed in helicopter crash while departing wedding ceremony, report says

Will Byler and his wife Bailee Ackerman Byler died on Sunday about 12am local time about an hour and a half after leaving their wedding in Uvalde Texas. Source Facebook Eric Smith

Will Byler and his wife Bailee Ackerman Byler died on Sunday about 12am local time about an hour and a half after leaving their wedding in Uvalde Texas. Source Facebook Eric Smith

Two Texas newlyweds were tragically killed when their helicopter crashed after leaving their wedding.

A Facebook post by the Houstonian, the student newspaper at Sam Houston State University, identified the couple as seniors at the school.

Jessica Stilley, Ackerman's maid of honor, also took to Facebook to express her grief after the tragedy.

KSAT reported that Will Byler, his wife, Bailee Ackerman Byler, and their pilot all died.

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William Byler, the groom's grandfather, confirmed to a local ABC affiliate on Sunday that the aircraft went down at the family's ranch in Uvalde, west of San Antonio.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, game wardens, Border Patrol agents, the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department and Uvalde Emergency Medical Services arrived in the area of Chalk Bluff Park off of Highway 55 to help search for the helicopter.

According to KENS5 in San Antonio, Uvalde Police received a call from an aviation monitoring center around midnight Saturday notifying them of a possible down aircraft north of Uvalde County.

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that it is investigating the crash of a Bell 206B in Uvalde on Sunday. Their engagement photos show a giddy couple, with Will in a cowboy hat and Bailee showing off her ring.

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