Pigeon Forge police release names of victims in helicopter crash

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PIGEON FORGE, TN (WATE) – The Pigeon Forge Police Department has released the names of victims that died in a helicopter crash in Pigeon Forge on Monday afternoon.

The pilot of the sightseeing helicopter, operated by Smoky Mountain Helicopters, is Jason Dahl, 38, of Sevierville. The four passengers on the helicopter include Johnna Morvant, 49, and her two children Peyton Rasmussen, 22, of Huntsville, North Carolina and Parker Rasmussen, 18, of Huntersville, North Carolina. Michael Genn Mastalez, 21, of Prosper Texas was also killed in the crash.

Family said Peyton and Parker Rasmussen were visiting their mother, Johnna Morvant when they decided to go on the sightseeing tour.