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

Lieutenant

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

Incident Date: 4/4/1996

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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 am Matts cousin.We went to school together and were very close.After Graduation we lost touch for that I am truly sorry.I love Matt you are with our Lord and Saviour... we will all see you soon,Sharon breen

Sharon Breen
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December 12, 2014

 

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