Two have died in the plane crash of Helicopter 6 owned by Philadelphia’s WPVI-TV, 6ABC’s Action News. The crash occurred in a wooded area near New Jersey, resulting in the tragic loss of two crew members. The cause of the aviation accident and incident remains unknown. 6ABC is deeply saddened by the events and extends their sympathies to the families of the deceased.
Can you provide any details about the crew members who tragically lost their lives in the helicopter crash?
The identities of the two crew members tragically killed have not yet been released; however, 6ABC Action News reports they both had extensive experience and have flew for the Action News team for many years. According to WPVI-TV, the two individuals were devoted professionals who brought an unwavering commitment to their jobs and served the region with their extensive knowledge of aviation. As Action News Vice President and News Director, Carol Fernandez expressed, the two “familiar faces” routinely flew over the area and will be missed.
At this time, it is unclear what caused the crash as investigation efforts are ongoing. Early reports suggest the chopper was in routine flight when it suddenly crashed in the New Jersey woods. 6ABC stated they have assembled an internal team to work with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the small aircraft accident and incident.
The heartbreak of this tragedy is compounded by the loss of two experienced and beloved crew members. 6ABC Action News and the greater Philadelphia community will miss these two individuals and their contributions to local news programming. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims as well as to the Action News team.
Has there been any information regarding the condition of the helicopter prior to the crash? Were there any reported issues or maintenance concerns?
At this time, there is still no information released regarding the identities of the two crew members involved in the Action News Chopper 6 crash.
The details of the crash are still under investigation, but the tragedy has been compounded by the loss of two beloved and experienced crew members.
Questions remain regarding the cause of the small aircraft accident and incident, and 6ABC has assembled an internal team to work with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to uncover further details.
Members of the Action News team, the Philadelphia community, and all those impacted by this tragedy are in our thoughts and prayers.
Are there any ongoing investigations or efforts to determine the cause of the aviation accident?
The Federal Aviation Authority and National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. Teams of investigators have inspected the wreckage and are speaking with witnesses who may have information surrounding the crash. Meanwhile, WPVI-TV, 6ABC, has expressed sadness about what has occurred in the since the accident and is continuing to extend sympathies to the families of the deceased.