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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    TX - Chopper crash highlights lifesaving risk: 1 dead, 3 hurt

    UPDATE: Victims in helicopter crash identified (Wichita Falls Times Record News)

    Several agencies are participating in the investigation of the crash of an Air Evac helicopter within blocks of United Regional Health Case System early Saturday. A patient on the craft was killed and the three crew members were injured when the chopper went down and burst into flames.

    The helicopter was based in Duncan, Okla. and was bringing a gunshot victim from Waurika, Okla.
    Wichita Falls Fire Chief Jon Reese said cause of the accident is unknown at this time and is under investigation.
    A city of Wichita Falls news release said the aircraft was a Bell 206 LongRanger III operated by the Air Evac Lifeteam.
    1 dead and 3 injured in TX as team transporting patient to the hospital goes down in fiery crash (Daily Mail)

    story at links above

    (I recently spent almost 4 months in the hospital-based flight path of Life Flight/Air Evac-type helicopter units; brave people.)
    Last edited by wfgodot; 10-04-2014 at 11:52 PM.

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