Three parks and wildlife employees die in helicopter crash during bighorn sheep survey

Officials say the pilot survived the crash in south-western Texas and cause of crash is under investigation

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees have been killed in a helicopter crash while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in the south-western part of the state, according to officials.

The crash happened on Saturday in the remote wilderness of Black Gap Wildlife Management Area, which is adjacent to Big Bend National Park, on the Rio Grande that marks the border with Mexico.

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