Embry-Riddle Professor, Army Vet Dies In Helicopter Crash On Fort McDowell Indian Reservation
A helicopter crash Tuesday morning on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation near Fountain Hills has claimed the life of a decorated pilot.
Rucie Moore, a professor and helicopter program chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, was killed in the crash.
Moore had been full-time faculty for a year in Prescott, previously serving as an adjunct professor for five years.
Moore was also a decorated helicopter test pilot for the U.S. Army.
The Embry-Riddle chancellor said, in a statement, Moore was a distinguished faculty member and outstanding pilot.
A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the agency will investigate to determine the probable cause of the crash.