WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State police have identified the two people who were killed when a small airplane and a medical helicopter collided in the air near a rural airport in the Shenandoah Valley.
The victims are 32-year-old Jason A. Long of Edinburg, Va., and 19-year-old Jacob H. Kiser of Grottoes, Va.
Long and Kiser were aboard the 1967 Cessna 172, that collided with a 2005 Eurocopter about 2:30 p.m. Friday a half-mile north of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave. Authorities said the medical transport helicopter was able to land in a field, and the three people aboard walked away unhurt.
State police said Long was a licensed pilot but it was unclear who was flying the plane, which has dual controls.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.