PITTSBURGH - The U.S. military has determined that geese slammed into the windscreen of a helicopter being flown by local Air Force pilot Sean Ruane.
The deadly crash happened in England in January.
Officials said the helicopter was flying over a grass-covered marshland, and the birds were likely startled by the noise.
Ruane was a graduate of Montour High School. He was a husband, father and Pittsburgh sports enthusiast.
“Sean always smiled. He lit up a room when he walked into it,” said his aunt, Audrey Szucs, when Channel 11 talked to her in January.
U.S. military: Geese caused helicopter crash that killed Montour grad
Winter Weather Advisory in effect as rain, freezing rain moves into…
Youngstown firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire
Community divided over principal accused of threatening student with…
Allderdice grad among missing, feared dead after warehouse fire