Tags: eaglemed | crash | patient | killed

EagleMed Crash: Patient Killed, 3 Injured When Chopper Goes Down

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 09:07 AM

By Alexandra Ward

One person died and three others were injured after an EagleMed helicopter crashed in an Oklahoma parking lot shortly after takeoff Tuesday night.

The EagleMed helicopter had taken off from Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Okla., en route to Tulsa with one patient and three crewmembers on board. It went down in a parking lot about 20 yards from the hospital, according to KXII News 12.

The patient onboard, Michael David Wilson, 49, of Bethel, Okla., died in the accident.

The site has been secured so the National Transportation Safety Board can conduct an investigation.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

"It takes a while before we determine the cause of an accident," NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway told The Associated Press. "We don't look at the company, we look at issues. If there is something that reveals itself, we'll look at it."

The crash marked the third EagleMed helicopter accident in the past three years and sparked an evaluation of the Kansas-based company's accreditation.

Less than four months ago, an EagleMed helicopter crash-landed outside an Oklahoma City nursing home, killing two people onboard and critically injuring a third. Another EagleMed helicopter crashed into a field near Kingfisher, Okla., on July 22, 2010, killing the pilot and nurse and seriously injuring a paramedic.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will now examine the company's safety practices and determine if EagleMed is at fault for the crash.

"Currently, EagleMed is working with the NTSB and FAA," EagleMed spokesperson Robbie Copeland said in a statement. "We're helping them with their investigation by providing the information they need from us."

Related stories:

School Helicopter Crash in Kentucky Kills Air Evac Crew of 3

Reality TV Show Helicopter Crash Kills 3 During California Filming

Helicopter Crashes in Central London During Rush Hour; 2 Killed

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tom Petty: Sam Smith Song Similarity a 'Musical Accident'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:25 AM

Tom Petty and his producer Jeff Lynne will each get a songwriting credit and royalties for Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated  . . .

Jay Z's Aspiro Purchase Puts Him in Music Distribution Biz

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:27 AM

Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, is buying the Swedish music streaming company Aspiro for $56 million, putting him in a position . . .

Lindsay Lohan: Meet-and-Greet With Fans Counts as Community Service

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:32 AM

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to community service for reckless driving in 2012, and now court prosecutors are questioning . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved