Dave loved music and played in a band. Dave Garrett was 36 years old. He leaves behind a four-year-old son.
The pilot, John Downhower, had years of flying experience. The 43-year-old was dual rated -- he flew both helicopters and airplanes. He worked for Helicopters, Incorporated, and before that he flew in the Gulf of Mexico. He also had extensive experience working as a news pilot in California.
Downhower was married with children. His colleagues call him an exceptional pilot with a "phenomenal personality."
KTRK spokesperson Tom Ash released the following statement:
"All of us at KTRK-TV are deeply saddened by the tragic accident involving SkyEye13 and our hearts go out to the families of the pilot and the photographer."
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