COLORADO CITY, TX – Two Colorado City men were killed in a helicopter crash Thursday in Mitchell County.
According to the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed 8 miles southwest of Colorado City killing the pilot and his passenger.
The deceased have been identified as 31-year-old Zane Whitesides and 32-year-old Zach Pfeuffer.
Officials believe the two men were on their way to an area ranch. Whitesides was the pilot and owned a flying company that performed aerial ranch work including gathering cattle, wildlife surveys and hog and coyote hunts.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.