FAA investigating cause of Oklahoma helicopter crash

Federal Aviation Administration investigators are at the site of a deadly crash of a medical helicopter in southeastern Oklahoma.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: June 12, 2013 at 11:32 am •  Published: June 12, 2013
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Federal Aviation Administration investigators are at the site of a deadly crash of a medical helicopter in southeastern Oklahoma.

FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said Wednesday that investigators are inspecting the wreckage of a helicopter operated by Wichita, Kan.-based EagleMed that crashed near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina Tuesday evening. Health center spokeswoman Janet Sharp says a patient that was being transported to a medical facility in Tulsa died.

Sharp says it's uncertain whether the patient died due to the crash or a previous medical condition. Sharp says the helicopter's flight nurse is listed in stable condition at a Tulsa hospital.

The helicopter's pilot and medic suffered minor injuries and have been released. The crash is the third involving an EagleMed helicopter in Oklahoma since 2010.


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