Pigeon Forge Police identify victims in helicopter crash

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Pigeon Forge Police Department released the names of the five victims involved in Monday's deadly helicopter crash.

The pilot is identified as 38-year-old Jason Dahl of Sevierville. Johna Morvant, 49, and her two children Peyton Rasmussen, 22, and Parker Rasmussen, 18 were in the helicopter, along with 21-year-old Michael Glenn Mastalez.

Neighbors tell Local 8 News that Morvant's new husband was out of town. He is on the way back to East Tennessee now.

Butch Rasmussen says the children were living in North Carolina and were visiting their mother when they took a helicopter sightseeing tour at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The helicopter crashed Monday at about 3:30 p.m. It went down near Rainbow Road.

A preliminary report should be available next week.

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Johna Morvant, Parker Rasmussen, Peyton Rasmussen:

Jason Dahl:

I wish I could do over today. I'd say we should stay home and just play games. I miss you JD.

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Jason Dahl:

Michael Mastalez:


Parker Rasmussen
Peyton Rasmussen