Houston TV Station Helicopter Crashes

CONROE, Texas – A Pilot and television camera operator died Monday October 13, when their helicopter crashed near Houston on the way to cover a news story, 2 dead.

KTRK, an affiliate of ABC, reported the helicopter it had leased was flying to the scene of a shooting when it crashed in a state forest near Conroe, on the northern edge of Houston’s suburbs.

Local stations showed video of burning trees and a pile of debris made up of pieces of the helicopter. The station’s SkyEye logo was partially visible on one piece.

The helicopter, Bell 206L4, was owned by Helicopters Inc., the company leases aircrafts to about 70 news organizations around the country.

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