Po­lice iden­tify 2 who died in midair crash

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

The Vir­ginia State Po­lice have iden­ti­fied the two men who were killed Fri­day af­ter­noon when their sin­gle-en­gine air­plane col­lided midair with a med­i­cal heli­copter near the Shenandoah Val­ley Re­gional Air­port.

Ja­cob H. Kiser, 19, of Grot­toes, Va., and Ja­son A. Long, 22, of Ed­in­burg, Va., died at the scene of the crash, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice.

They were the only oc­cu­pants of the 1967 Cessna 172 plane, which was owned by Michael Price of Elk­ton, Va.

The med­i­cal heli­copter was re­turn­ing to the air­port af­ter fly­ing a pa­tient to the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Char­lottesville, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, and safely landed af­ter the col­li­sion about 2:30 p.m. Po­lice said the heli­copter’s three oc­cu­pants — a pi­lot and two flight nurses — were un­harmed. The 2005 Euro­copter is owned by PHI AirMed­i­cal, po­lice said.

No cause for the crash has been an­nounced. The Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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