facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Three dead in medical chopper crash

Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:20 PM   |   Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A medical helicopter crashed in central Arkansas Tuesday morning, killing three crew members, Van Buren County sheriff's deputies said.

Air Evac, an independent medical helicopter company in Missouri, confirmed it owned the helicopter, KTHV-TV, Little Rock, reported.

The chopper was en route from Air Evac's base in Vilonia, Ark., to Crabtree, Ark., when it went down near Scotland in Van Buren County.

Arkansas state troopers were at the scene of the crash and the Federal Aviation Administration was notified.

Seth Myers, chief executive officer of Air Evac, said it was a tragic day for his company.

"These were members of our family and we are devastated at this loss," he said.

Topics: Van Buren
© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Snowden reveals connection between NSA and Israel's spying on Palestinians Snowden reveals connection between NSA and Israel's spying on Palestinians
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback