Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding

Helicopter crash kills two Sam Houston State newlyweds

A YOUNG bride and groom from Texas were killed when their helicopter suddenly crashed moments after departing the reception, according to reports.

Image: The helicopter took off from the ranch where the wedding was held.

"We ask that you keep the Byler and Ackerman families in your thoughts and prayers".

Will Byler, his wife, Bailee Ackerman Byler, and their pilot died in the crash, according to the Houstonian, the student newspaper for Sam Houston State University.

SCREENSHOT / THE KNOT The couple's page on The Knot remains active. "Our hearts hurt now, but we know this is not forever".

Photographer Madi Wagner posted a tribute to the newlyweds on Facebook and said she was "having a hard time comprehending this whole situation" after receiving a phone call that "I wouldn't wish upon anyone".

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Wedding attendees have been posting their condolences on social media. Thousands of people commented on her post to express sorrow. "Absolutely flawless. Bailee & Will - I hope I find a love as true & wonderful as yours", the friend wrote.

Engagement photos posted on the website show Mr Byler in his cowboy hat embracing Ms Ackerman.

'Bailee Ackerman Byler of Orangefield and William Troy Byler III of Bellville passed away last night. He proposed to her in a helicopter.

The pilot also reportedly died.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it's investigating the crash and the cause is not yet known.

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