MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — WBTV Meteorologist Jason Myers and Sky3 pilot Chip Tayag have been identified as the victims of a Tuesday afternoon double-fatal helicopter crash in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Myers and Tayag were both killed after the Sky3 helicopter they were traveling in crashed along Interstate 77 near Nations Ford Road in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

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VIA WBTV:

“The WBTV family is grieving a terrible loss. Our news helicopter Sky3 crashed mid-day Tuesday with two of our colleagues on board. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag lost their lives. We are working to comfort their families in this difficult time. We appreciate the outpouring of support for our staff and your continued prayers for their families.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Geo quick facts: Mecklenburg County is a county located in the southwestern region of the state of North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 919,618 – Wikipedia.

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