Victims in helicopter crash had ties to Nebraska

Posted at 10:57 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 00:03:08-04

Three of the five people killed in a helicopter crash in Tennessee on Monday used to live in North Platte, Nebraska. 

18-year-old Parker Rasmussen and 22-year-old Peyton Rasmussen were currently living in North Carolina and were visiting their mother, Johna Morvant, who lived in Tennessee. They used to live in North Platte. 

The sightseeing helicopter's pilot, Jason Dahl, and Peyton's boyfriend, Michael Mastalez, also died in the crash.

Investigators say fire heavily damaged the helicopter after the crash near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That could make the investigation into a cause more difficult.