Two people killed in Williamson County helicopter crash identified

Two people killed in Williamson County helicopter crash identified
Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 17:48:20-04

Two people were killed in a helicopter crash in Williamson County on Tuesday, according to ABC News. 

In a statement from the Jordanian Armed Forces, Lt. Ahmed Ali Mohammed Khalif al-Khawaldeh died during a training trip to Texas. Michael Hawley, 58, was also killed in the crash. The U.S. Army said Hawley was a Brunner Aerospace employee.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said the crash was reported around 12:45 p.m. off of Country Road 346. Federal Aviation Administration officials said the helicopter hit a power line and landed in a field before catching on fire. 

According to Patricia Gutierrez, Public Information Officer for the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, when deputies arrived on the scene they were not able to get to the helicopter immediately because it was still on fire. 

When Oncor Electric arrived on the scene they turned the power off and said an active powerline had been secured.

Officials said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were on the scene. 

The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation, according to ABC News. 

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