Ark. Medical Helicopter Crash Leaves Three Dead

Ark. Medical Helicopter Crash Leaves Three Dead

News Nov 20, 2017

Officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management have confirmed that a medical helicopter crash in eastern Arkansas killed all three people who were on board.

The aircraft belonging to Pafford EMS crashed on Sunday night in Dewitt, a town approximately 60 miles southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Pafford EMS announced on its Facebook page that its company is “devastated by the sudden loss of three of our team members.”

The helicopter was traveling from Pine Bluff to Dewitt, says Lynn Lunsford, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There were no patients on board at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown, but investigators from the FAA are heading to the site of the crash for further analysis. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the incident.

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