A HORRIFIC helicopter crash killed WBTV Meteorologist Jason Myers and Sky3 pilot Chip Tayag on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
WBTV is a local CBS affiliate out of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Who was Sky3 pilot Chip Tayag?
Chip Tayag was a helicopter pilot for Sky3, WBTV’s weather helicopter.
He was killed on November 22, 2022, along with WBTV’s meteorologist Jason Myers, when their helicopter went down right off of highway I-77.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Tayag had worked for the news station for more than five years.
Chip leaves behind his wife, Kerry Tayag.
They lived in Indian Land, South Carolina, a major suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina.
CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings tweeted about the crash, saying it is a “tragic day in Charlotte.”
In another tweet, Jennings said: “The pilot is a hero in my eyes.”
“Witnesses indicated that the pilot made diversionary moves away from the highway to save lives.”
“Because of his heroic acts, there were no further injuries or vehicles on the highway involved in the incident.”
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