Skip to comments.Two troopers killed in helo crash monitoring Charlottesville protests
Posted on 08/12/2017 9:00:27 PM PDT by lightman
Trooper Pilot Berke Bates and Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen were killed when their Bell 407 helicopter crashed into a wooded area in a residential neighborhood on Old Farm Road in Albemarle County, Virginia.
They were in the area to monitor civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a large protest. The helicopter had just taken off to monitor the Virginia governor's motorcade after he arrived in the area to monitor the situation. The helicopter experienced some sort of issue before crashing into the trees and becoming engulfed in flames.
Trooper Bates and Lieutenant Cullen were killed in the crash.
Trooper Bates had served with the Virginia State Police for 13 years and was assigned to the Aviation Unit.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Colonel W. Steven Flaherty Virginia State Police 7700 Midlothian Turnpike North Chesterfield, VA 23235
Trooper Blake M.M. Bates
Trooper H. Jay Cullen
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Fallen LEO ping.
it’s really weird. If you look at the video of the guy who rammed the people, he puts his damaged car into reverse and drives at a high rate of speed backwards for quite a while on a narrow street and it reminded me of a professional stunt driver. I couldn’t drive that straight that fast backwards. Weird. Then the helicopter crashing. Seems staged.
Not enough of a body count to stop the Deep State/Uniparty, IMHO.
Can you provide the link to the video you are discussing? Thank you.
What the heck was the governor doing there on a Saturday?
RIP and prayers for their families and friends.
There were TV cameras. Remember McAwful showing up in Alexandria after Steve Scalise and others were shot? He’s a sad sack of, well, poop.
Authorities near the scene of the helicopter crash...
“The helicopter experienced some sort of issue”???????????
What the hell was McAuliffe doing showboating in the area and tying up police resources? Was McAuliffe planning a photo op of him confronting the "nazis"?
These police officers gave their lives for that?
If you check my posts I linked to several of the videos.
And no airbags.
"...Governor McAuliffe to monitor the situation..."
Something’s REAL wrong with this.
“issue” — bullets hitting the engine or transmission?
It’s a twin engine model, likely a fuel or tail boom issue.. we’ll know soon
Forgive me for not mentioning that I am saying prayers for these two troopers, and I am praying that it was mechanical.
That’s not a twin.
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