The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why a helicopter shooting video for ABC O&O KTRK-TV Houston crashed without warning Monday. The chopper was leased by Metro Networks, a subsidiary of Westwood One. The company issued a statement expressing deepest sympathies to the families of the two men on board, who were both killed. David Garrett was employed by Metro Networks as a photographer and pilot John Downhower worked for Helicopters Inc., which owned the helicopter and leased it to Metro Networks.
"All of us at KTRK-TV are deeply saddened by the tragic accident involving SkyEye13 and our hearts go out to the families of the pilot and the photographer,” said a statement from the station.