WPVI news helicopter crashes in New Jersey, killing two people

According to the network, a local news chopper operated by Philadelphia ABC station WPVI crashed Tuesday night in a rural region of New Jersey, killing two individuals on board.

Chopper 6 was carrying a pilot and a photographer when it crashed in Washington Township, according to WPVI.

WPVI news helicopter crashes in New Jersey, killing two people

WPVI news helicopter crashes in New Jersey, killing two people

According to WPVI, the pilot, 67-year-old Monroe Smith, and the photographer, 45-year-old Christopher Dougherty, were both killed in the collision.

WPVI further mentioned the two were returning from a job on the Jersey Shore. According to the station, they have been on the news crew for several years.

WPVI news helicopter crashes in New Jersey, killing two people

WPVI news helicopter crashes in New Jersey, killing two people

At 10:50 p.m., the New Jersey State Park Service received information that the helicopter had gone missing, according to George Fedorczyk, chief of the New Jersey State Park Police. An officer discovered a debris field around 12:02 a.m., he added. On Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy expressed his condolences on social media.

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