UPDATE: Names released from yesterdays fatal Corning helecopter crash

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, November 16, 2012

We have an update on the fatal helicopter crash yesterday in Corning.

Corning Fire Chief John Tighe says the pilots name is Mackenzie Bleth. He is 24 years old and from Oregon.

The passenger is identified as Dale Crout, 42, and from Watkins Glen. He was an employee of NYSEG out of Horseheads.

The helicopter crash landed at the end of Corning Blvd- just over the Chemung River’s bank.

FAA officials are still investigating a cause of the crash but it is believed the aircraft went down after clipping transmission lines they were inspecting.