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Helicopter crash kills two Sam Houston State newlyweds

06 November, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Will Byler and his wife Bailee Ackerman Byler. Source Facebook Will Byler

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman, both 23, were killed after they left their wedding reception in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The helicopter had taken off a few kilometres away from the family ranch in Uvalde, Texas, where the ceremony was held.

Family friend Eric Smith announced the news in a Facebook post Sunday, writing: 'I'm absolutely devastated!

The Houstonian student newspaper reported that the newlyweds were seniors at Sam Houston State University.

SCREENSHOT / THE KNOT The couple's page on The Knot remains active.

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On social media, wedding attendees have been posting their condolences in the captions of wedding photos. "Our hearts hurt now, but we know this is not forever".

Friend Madi Wagner posted on Facebook the wedding was a "fairytale". "Absolutely flawless. Bailee & Will - I hope I find a love as true & wonderful as yours", the friend wrote. In the post, she mentions how "these two spent their last day on this earth celebrating with their most cherished loved ones".

Rest in peace Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman, you will be missed.

. "Today is the beginning of forever together!"

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the accident involved a Bell 206B - a two-bladed twin-engine helicopter.

A bride who was killed in a helicopter crash - along with her new husband - on their wedding day had gushed online about marrying him in the weeks leading up to their big day.

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