CINCINNATI — A helicopter carrying a radio traffic reporter crashed into a wooded hillside today in heavy fog, killing both the reporter and the pilot, police said.
It was the second fatal accident involving a traffic reporter's helicopter in two months. On Oct. 22, a helicopter carrying New York City traffic reporter Jane Dornacker crashed into the Hudson River.
The crash today occurred in thick fog that prompted federal air traffic controllers to halt landings at Lunken Airport, located in Cincinnati, and at Greater Cincinnati International Airport in northern Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.
Police identified the victims as pilot Dan Gould, of Dayton, Ohio, and WKRC traffic reporter Nancy McCormick, 26, of Fort Thomas, Ky.