In rural areas of America far from big-city medical trauma centers- crews of medical helicopters are literally Angels of Mercy- flying seriously-injured people to facilities that can save their lives.
On occasion I'm sad to report- those helicopters go down for whatever reason.
The ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE reports that such a med heli crash occurred in northern Arkansas near the town of Scotland.
The crew of three- enroute to pick up a patient in Alread AR- were killed instantly.
Next time you see a medical helicopter in the air- please say a little prayer for them- as well as those brothers and sisters killed this morning in Arkansas.