• June 06, 2017

Don Oppliger Killed in Helicopter Accident in Castro County, TX

Amarillo, TX -- A helicopter crash in Amarillo, TX claimed the life of 68-year-old Don Oppliger Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Police officials say they were called to a crash site around 8 a.m. in the vicinity of 200 County Road 623. The report claims upon arrival, authorities found Mr. Oppliger's body; the lone victim of a helicopter crash. Mr. Oppliger, it was reported, was a prominent fixture in Texas agriculture.

The report makes no mention of other injuries in the incident.

The official investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Further information may become available as the investigation into the deadly incident concludes.

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