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5 dead in tragic Tennessee helicopter accident

Three family members and two other individuals were recently killed in the eastern part of Tennessee after the tour helicopter they were aboard crashed, an April 5 article of NBC News reported.

Reports confirmed that no one survived from the “Bell 206L” tour craft of Smoky Mountain Helicopters on April 4, after it crashed at 3:30 p.m. in Sevier County. The deceased were later identified as Johna Morvant, 49, and her two children Parker Rasmussen, 18, Peyton Rasmussen, 22, and Peyton’s boyfriend Michael Glenn Mastalez. The chopper pilot was identified as Jason Dahl, 38. The tragic accident reportedly occurred after completing its first flight of the day. Initial investigations revealed that the incident happened after the chopper apparently struck a structure above the ridge.

National Transportation Safety Board senior safety investigator Luke Schiada believed that the investigations will take a year to complete.

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