At a glance: Recent medical helicopter crashes

At a glance: Recent medical helicopter crashes in Oklahoma
by Silas Allen Published: February 22, 2013

AT A GLANCE

Recent crashes

• July 22, 2010: A Eurocopter AS 350 B2 operated by EagleMed crashed near Kingfisher about 7:25 p.m. The helicopter left Integris Baptist Medical Center to pick up a patient in Okeene. The pilot and a flight nurse were killed, and a second flight nurse was seriously injured.

• Jan. 2: A Eurocopter EC 130 B4 operated by Colorado-based air medical transport firm Air Methods experienced a hard landing near Seminole after losing engine power. The helicopter left Seminole Regional Airport to pick up a patient in Okemah. The pilot and three crew members were injured.

Source: National Transportation Safety Board


by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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