Most married couples experience nothing but bliss the first few hours of their married life. For a young Texas couple, the most memorable time of their lives ended in tragedy.
Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman had tied the know 2 hours earlier on November 3rd when they boarded the helicopter only 15 miles northeast of the Byler family ranch in Uvalde, Texas.
The footage captures the couple walking towards the helicopter that would tragically claim both of their lives but they were surrounded by their family and friends.
While in flight at approximately 1:47 am on Sunday the aircraft crashed. The pilot 76-year-old Gerald Green Lawrence was also killed in the accident.
Gerald Green Lawrence has been identified as the pilot in the helicopter crash that killed 2 newlyweds near Uvalde, Texas, just an hour and a half after the wedding. https://t.co/qV6zRjHDil pic.twitter.com/cI3nXaH4Wi
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 5, 2018
According to his stepdaughter, Amilyn Willard, Lawrence had served as a captain in the Army during the Vietnam War. She also stated:
“The flight path was “routine” for her stepdad, which is why everyone is shocked by the accident.”
Friends and family requested on Facebook for anyone that knew the couple to post photos of them during and share condolences.
The National Transportation Safety Board reported that they’re still investigating the crash.
[H/T: ABC 13]
Will, Bailee, and Gerald will all be missed and we send our deepest condolences to their families.