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Friday, August 26, 2011

Four Dead After Medical Helicopter Crash in Clay County MO

Around 7 p.m. Friday night- a Lifenet medical helicopter with 3 crew and 1 patient on-board crashed near the Clay County Regional airport near Mosby MO..

All 4 died in the crash.

It has been reported by news partner KSHB-41 NBC Action News that the helicopter was based out of St. Joseph and was flying a "58-year-old" patient from the Bethany MO hospital to Liberty Hospital in Liberty when the aircraft became low on fuel.

Officials at the crash scene says it appeared the helicopter landed hard on it's skids and flipped over near 144th Street and Cameron Road.


Anonymous said...

Was it full of fuel before take off?

Wow this is semi scary.

The Observer said...

Looking at pics of the wreck I would say that there wasn't much fuel on board--there was very little fire damage. The first talk has been of a fuel problem. It is very early in the process however.

Big human losses tho--very experienced crew, pilot w/military background and the patient who was visiting the area.