Former Abilene Weather Man Killed in News Helicopter Crash

CHARLOTTE, NC — A former Abilene Weather man was killed Tuesday in a news Helicopter Crash in North Carolina.

According to multiple sources, on Nov. 22 at around 2 p.m., officers with the Charlotte Police Department were dispatched to I-77 for the report of a helicopter crash. 

When they arrived, the officers learned that a news helicopter reporting on traffic has lost control and crashed on the roadway. 

In the crash the pilot, Chip Tayag, and news reporter, Jason Myers, were killed in the crash. Myers started out his career in Abilene at KRBC in 2004-2005.  He since then had moved to Charlotte.

The following is a statement sent out by the Gray Media Group: 

“The WBTV family is grieving a terrible loss. Our news helicopter Sky3 crashed mid-day Tuesday with two of our colleagues on board. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag lost their lives. We are working to comfort their families in this difficult time. We appreciate the outpouring of support for our staff and your continued prayers for their families.”

No official word yet on how the helicopter crashed. 


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