Fatal Helicopter Crash Victim Names Released

By Haley Burton

Credit: WENY-TV

Fatal Helicopter Crash Victim Names Released

November 16, 2012 Updated Nov 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM EDT

Corning, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The names of the two men killed in Thursday's helicopter crash in Corning are released.

The victims are Dale Crout, 42, of Watkins Glen, he worked for NYSEG at its Horseheads office.

And, the pilot Mackensize Bleth, 24, from Oregon.

The two men were killed when the helicopter flew into power lines that it was inspecting and crashed near the football field at Corning East High School.

NYSEG spokesperson Clay Ellis said the chopper did not belong to NYSEG and was a contracted service.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.