Flight school owner-instructor killed, student hurt in Hayward helicopter crash

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A Hayward helicopter crash victim who was killed has been identified as Wayne Prodger, 62, of Sunnyvale, according to officials. 

An instructional flight took a turn for the worse Monday afternoon after a helicopter crashed at Hayward Executive Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

Prodger was the owner of Vertical CFI Helicopters Flight School. 

According to the City of Hayward, the pilot and his student were practicing hovering skills in a Robinson R44 when the aircraft crashed for unknown circumstances around 2:30 p.m. 

The instructor was pronounced dead and the student was transported to Eden Hospital where his condition is unknown. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. 

KTVU's Jana Katsuyama contributed to this report.