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Lieutenant Charles Matthew Turner | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

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Charles Matthew Turner

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, April 4, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Lieutenant Turner was killed when his helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Charleston. The helicopter crashed into a residential hillside between two houses.

A retired West Virginia state trooper was also killed in the accident.

The accident was later determined to be a result of the helicopter manufacturer's inadequate maintenance service bulletin inspection interval, which failed to provide timely detection of pre-existing fatigue cracks in the tail boom.

Lieutenant Turner had served with the agency for 17 years.

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I worked with Matt, such a wonderful person. He was a joy to have known. Loved and missed ny all.

vivian ransom weikle
wv state police dispatcher
March 20, 2015

 

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