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Michael R. Murphy, 37, killed in crash of medical helicopter near Route 13 and Frenchtown Road near New Castle Airport in New Castle, Delaware

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:34am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Deadly Medical Helicopter Crash Near Airport

The Eurocopter twin-engine helicopter went down shortly before noon off of Route 13 near Frenchtown Road short of the runway of the New Castle Airport, said Delaware River and Bay Authority, which manages the airport.

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The pilot was a 37-year-old man from Franklinville, New Jersey. His name has not been released pending notification of family.

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Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said the pilot, 37-year-old Michael R. Murphy of Franklinville, New Jersey, was pronounced dead at the scene.   

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     In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Murphy children's college fund. Checks can be made out to Erika Murphy, c/o LeRoy P. Wooster Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 White Horse Pike, Atco, NJ 08004.

A GoFundMe campaign was also established[4] to support the family.   


People Involved: 
Michael R. Murphy

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