NTSB Says No Distress Calls Made During Rowlett Chopper Crash

The cause of the fatal helicopter crash remains under investigation

The National Transportation and Safety Board released new information Thursday about a helicopter crash in Rowlett that killed a pilot instructor and her student last month.

Investigators report that there were no distress calls from the flight instructor or student pilot in the seconds after the tail boom separated from the aircraft.

Lora Trout, 31, was the certified flying instructor on board the helicopter when the aircraft split in mid-air and fell to the ground over Rowlett on Friday, March 25.

Killed in the crash were Trout and 42-year-old student pilot Ty Wallis.

The exact cause of that crash is still under investigation.

The helicopter was owned by Sky Helicopters. NBC 5 contracts with Sky to fly our helicopter, Texas Sky Ranger.

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