CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – A man from St. Peter’s, Missouri, was killed when a helicopter crashed in Callaway County Wednesday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as Charles Prather, 47,. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. that the helicopter went down near County Road 101 and County Road 108, in a wooded part of the county. The Fulton Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol, Conservation Agents, Central Callaway Fire, EMS and the Staff of Life Helicopter assisted in the search for the downed aircraft.

NTSB and FAA officials are expected to arrive in Callaway County this morning to investigate the crash.