|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1996|
Lieutenant Charles Matthew Turner
West Virginia State Police
End of Watch: Thursday, April 4, 1996
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, April 4, 1996
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Lieutenant Turner was killed when his helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Charleston. The helicopter crashed into a residential hillside between two houses.
A retired West Virginia state trooper was also killed in the accident.
The accident was later determined to be a result of the helicopter manufacturer's inadequate maintenance service bulletin inspection interval, which failed to provide timely detection of pre-existing fatigue cracks in the tail boom.
Lieutenant Turner had served with the agency for 17 years.
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