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Hayward, CA- Pilot Teacher Killed And His Student Injured In A Helicopter Crash

A pilot teacher was killed and his student injured after the helicopter they were flying in crashed in Hayward Monday afternoon, July 15, 2019. The pilot teacher killed in the accident was identified as Wayne Prodger, 62, of Sunnyvale. Officials were not aware, though, if Prodger was flying the helicopter or his student was the one flying it at the time of the crash. The pilot teacher and the student were reportedly practicing hovering skills in a Robinson R44 helicopter, when the chopper crashed due to reasons unknown at around 2:30 pm. According to airport manager, Doug McNeely, the pilot teacher and the student were speaking to someone in the control tower prior to the crash. The student was reportedly able to walk away from the crash. He was later on taken to the hospital so that he could be treated for injuries sustained from the crash. Prodger was declared dead at the scene, It was believed that the condition of the student in the hospital was not known at this time.

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