"Total, total lie," said former Trump Organization vice president Barbara Res.
Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler had only just tied the knot when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed.
The pilot suffered serious injuries.
“It disappeared behind the tree line, and then we heard a big bang,” a witness said.
Cause of the crash is not known.
The aircraft was completely destroyed, a Rescue Coordination Center spokesman said.
The 16-year-old victim was one of five on board the aircraft.
The young men are nearly all in their 20s, still fresh in the memories of high school teachers.
A search and rescue mission is underway during a high surf warning.
Okinawa is home to most of the tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Japan.
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Humanitarian organizations are grappling with what it means for our work and the people we serve if aircrafts carrying relief supplies are shot down from the sky with disregard for the lives on board and the people they were traveling to help.