Lieutenant Charles Matthew Turner

Lieutenant Charles Matthew Turner

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, April 4, 1996

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Charles Matthew Turner

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.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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