The groom's grandfather William Byler confirmed that the aircraft went down Saturday at their family ranch. His grandson Will Byler, his new wife Bailee Ackerman and the aircraft's pilot, Gerald Green Lawrence all died in the crash.
The confirmation comes after the National Transportation Safety Board tweeted Sunday regarding an accident involving a Bell 206B helicopter, which is a two-bladed, single or twin-engined model.
Officials are investigating, and the San Antonio Fire Department deployed 10 units to help.
The Sam Houston State University students were surrounded by family and friends as they flew off in the family helicopter not knowing it would be their end.