Virginia State Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville, witnesses say

Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates

Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates

In addition to the deaths of the troopers and one other identified person, at least 34 people were injured in the auto ramming and other violence.

Bates was a hockey player for the University of Tennessee club team and played in the minor leagues. Bates' immediate family lives in Knoxville.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed into a wooded area.

"The Bell 407 helicopter was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation in Charlottesville."
Cullen, 48, lived in the Midlothian area of Chesterfield County; Bates, 40, lived in Quinton in New Kent County.

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The 2010 rough landing in Abingdon, which caused the aircraft to bounce once on the ground, resulted in its fuselage being crushed and the partial loss of one its vertical stabilizers, the report says.

"Our state police and law enforcement family at-large are mourning this tragic outcome to an already challenging day", he said.

Trooper Pilot Berke Bates was a very recent addition to the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit, having received a fixed-wing rating earlier this year as he financed his own flight training in the hopes of realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot with the State Police.

In 2004, he graduated from the state police academy as a member of the 107th Basic Session.

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President Donald Trump also offered his condolences in a tweet to the "families and fellow officers of the Virginia state police who died today". Bates became a trooper-pilot in July.

A Virginia State Trooper who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday has ties to the Capital City. Berke was part of my executive protection unit.

"Jay was the greatest son a person could ever have, a great father to his two sons, a loving husband to his wife, Karen, and he was doing something that he loved."
Trooper-Pilot Bates is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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