Texas Newlyweds Die in Helicopter Crash Just Hours After Their Wedding

06 November, 2018, 02:00 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • 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.

Video recorded by a guest and obtained by TV station ABC 13 shows college students Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman boarding the copter hours after the ceremony.

Photographer Madi Wagner posted a tribute to the newlyweds on Facebook and said she was "having a hard time comprehending this whole situation" after receiving a phone call that "I wouldn't wish upon anyone".

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Family members told local media that Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman, both 23, died when the chopper they boarded to depart their wedding reception went down shortly after take-off. It was a lovely outdoor ceremony at the ranch owned by the groom's family outside San Antonio, Texas.

People in the couple's community took to Facebook to share their condolences and remember the couple by posting photos of their engagement. In the post, she mentions how "these two spent their last day on this earth celebrating with their most cherished loved ones. Absolutely ideal. Bailee & Will - I hope I find a love as true & wonderful as yours", the friend wrote. "I am in awe of you, Will Byler, and I hope that everyone gets to experience a love like the one we have". He proposed to her in a helicopter. "Today is the beginning of forever together!"

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that it is investigating the crash of a Bell 206B in Uvalde on Sunday.

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