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Charles Ogilvie, 46, Alister Pereira, 42, and Carson McElheney, 40 killed in helicopter crash in Oconee National Forest near Monticello, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 6:39pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Investigator: 3 killed in helicopter crash in Georgia forest

The helicopter went down in the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge north of Macon during cloudy, rainy weather after taking off from Thomasville.

3 killed in Oconee National Forest helicopter crash identified

In a news conference Friday, Aaron McCarter with the NTSB says they determined a Robinson R66 helicopter left Thomasville, Georgia, around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. It was reported missing just before 9 p.m.

Feds detail final moments of helicopter that crashed, killing 3 people in Middle Georgia

It continued its trip on north of Macon and at 8:43 p.m., as it passed near Juliette and the Ocmulge River the chopper “made a series of shallow left and right (course) changes before entering a rapid descending right turn,” the report said.

People Involved: 
Charles Ogilvie
Alister Pereira
Carson McElheney

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