03 January 2011
College freshmen, JMU track star remembered

BY CHASE PURDY
The News Virginian

WEYERS CAVE -- Two families well known in local aviation circles suffered losses Friday after a rare midair collision between a medical helicopter and a single-engine airplane killed two men in Weyers Cave.

Jason Allen Long, a 32-year-old flight instructor of Edinburg, and Jacob Houston Kiser, a 19-year-old Hampden-Sydney College freshman, of Grottoes, were piloting a Cessna 172L that clipped the AirCare 5 helicopter at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Kiser, the son of a pilot, was on winter break, said Hampden-Sydney College spokesman Tommy Shomo.

“We’re still trying to pull ourselves together from this,” he said of the 1,000-student college community.

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