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Newlyweds killed on their wedding night in Texas helicopter crash

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

Tragedy struck a just-married couple in the US state of when they were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in northwest County as they left the ceremony, authorities said.

The Houstonian, the of Sam Houston State University, confirmed that Bearkats Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were killed when the helicopter departing their ceremony crashed north of

Will Byler was studying agriculture engineering and Bailee Ackerman Byler was pursuing agricultural communication.

The groom's grandfather confirmed to that the helicopter went down Saturday at their family ranch. His grandson Bill Byler, his new wife and the aircraft's pilot all died.

According to the couple's website, they were to be married Saturday in Uvalde, where the Byler family ranch is located.

Police received a call from an aviation monitoring centre around midnight Saturday notifying them of a possible down aircraft north of

Several agencies, including DPS troopers, Game Wardens, Border Patrol, and the aided police in their search for the aircraft.

Police say that shortly after sunrise Sunday, the accident was located.

The says the incident involved a 206B a two-bladed, twin-engine chopper.

A for the said that multiple people died in the crash.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:05 IST