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

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 09:07 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
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.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

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