WBTV Meteorologist Jason Myers and Chopper Pilot Chip Tayag Killed in Crash

By Kevin Eck 

WBTV meteorologist Jason Myers and Sky3 pilot Chip Tayag were killed in a helicopter crash early Tuesday afternoon.

The Charlotte CBS affiliate issued the following statement after the crash:

“The WBTV family is grieving a terrible loss. Our news helicopter Sky3 crashed mid-day Tuesday with two of our colleagues on board. Meteorologist Jason Myers and pilot Chip Tayag lost their lives. We are working to comfort their families in this difficult time. We appreciate the outpouring of support for our staff and your continued prayers for their families.”


Myers grew up in the Charlotte area. Tayag joined the station in 2017 as an ENG pilot operating Sky3.

Tayag had been a pilot for more than 20 years.

The station said the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.