In Memory Of
West Virginia State Police, WV
End of watch: 1996-04-04
Aircraft: Bell 206L-1
While in transit from Yeager Airport to the West Virginia State Police Academy, Officer G. Wayne Childress , died when his helicopter crashed into a wooded hillside at Charleston, WV. Also killed was Lt. C. Matthew Turner . The aircraft was reported by 30 witnesses at 300-500 feet and to have broken up in the air, with a substantial length of the tail section being found some 450 feet from the main wreckage.
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