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Second body found at site of helicopter crash that killed ERAU professor, authorities say

Rucie Moore (ERAU/Courtesy)

Rucie Moore (ERAU/Courtesy)

A second body has been found at the site of a helicopter crash Tuesday, April 16, that killed an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, authorities say.

The second person was a passenger in the helicopter that went down about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a farm field, said tribal fire department officials with the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation near Phoenix. The identity of the victim hasn't been confirmed.

Rucie Moore, chair of ERAU’s helicopter program, had been a full-time faculty member at the Prescott campus for about a year, school officials said. Prior to that, he spent five years as an adjunct professor for both the Embry-Riddle Prescott and Worldwide campuses.

He was a former U.S. Army helicopter test pilot.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the Bell 206B helicopter was on a flight from Falcon Field in Mesa and the cause of the crash will be investigated.


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