Crew saw deer before fatal 2014 copter crash

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Brandy Munoz, the sister of Chris Gaskill, and Paul Rinker, a co-worker and friend of Chris Gaskill, release balloons one year to the minute at the site Gaskill was killed with two others in a helicopter crash near Dry Hollow Road in Garfield County, in this January 2015 file photo.

Tape picks up last comments before aircraft hit utility line

Crew members spoke of seeing deer seconds before a helicopter struck a utility line south of Silt last year and crashed, killing the three on board.
That’s according to a summary of an audio recording, one of several recently released documents in a continuing National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into the accident.

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In her first public statements since a new trial was granted in Michael Blagg’s murder case, Jennifer Blagg’s mother called for “harsh but fair” punishment for the ex-juror responsible for the upheaval.

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