Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Critically Injures 1

Wreckage found in remote area of northeastern Pa. hours after crashing

By Dan Stamm and AP
|  Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012  |  Updated 3:51 PM EDT
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Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Critically Injures 1

Frasier Sullivan Investment Management

Tighe Sullivan founded investment firm Frasier Sullivan and served as Chief Operating Officer.

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Authorities say a helicopter crashed in state game lands north of the Pocono Mountains, killing two people and injuring one.

Investigators believe the chopper went down around 8 p.m. Tuesday in Coolbaugh Township, about 100 miles north of Philadelphia and 25 miles south of Scranton, Pa. The wreckage was located in woods off mile marker 5.7 of Interstate 380 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen tells the Pocono Record of Stroudsburg that two people on board were confirmed dead at the scene. The coroner's office later told NBC10 that William Ellsworth, 52 of Califon, N.J., was piloting the chopper with Tighe Sullivan, of Darien, Conn., in the front passenger seat. Both men died.

Sullivan, 51, founded New York-based investment management firm Fraser Sullivan, the company told NBC10.

Stephen Barral of Bernardsville, N.J. survived the wreck and remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.This is the exact helicopter that crashed in Pa. late Tuesday.

Ellsworth had dropped off another passenger earlier.

The chopper a Bell 407 and it's owned by ACS Helicopters LLC in Somerset County, N.J. 

Authorities say the crew apparently got lost in bad weather on the way back from a golf outing. The exact cause of the crash, though, remained under investigation.

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