Fog Worried Pilot in Copter Crash

From United Press International

The pilot of a helicopter that slammed into a ski hill, killing blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and four others, was concerned about the foggy weather but decided flying was safe, an official said Wednesday.

Vaughan, 35, a two-time Grammy Award winner, the pilot and three others died in Monday morning’s crash in dense fog just after Vaughan performed at nearby Alpine Valley Music Theater with his brother, Jimmie, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Buddy Guy.

A private funeral service will be held for Vaughan on Friday.