Family of three, pilot killed in an helicopter crash after they embarked on a “sight seeing” tour

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A family of three has reportedly been killed along with a pilot in a helicopter crash.

The sad incident occurred when the family was onboard a sightseeing tour in the Virgin Islands.

The incident took place at around 3 pm local time, on Monday according to the Daily Star.

One of the victims has been identified as Maria Rodriguez after an Instagram tribute went viral.

Singer and songwriter Kenny Chesney paid a heartfelt tribute to his friend.

He wrote: “She was a dear friend to me and to our island community.

“I have been flying with Maria for over 15 years and we shared a lot of laughs and a lot of life together.”

“She was always the first person I saw when I landed and the last person I said goodbye to when I would leave the island.

“I’m sure going to miss that. It’s fair to say I won’t ever be able to go to the Virgin Islands again without feeling the loss of her. She was such a huge part of my island life.”