Tucson News: Chopper Crashed Killing All Passengers

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Another terrible plane crash happened last Wednesday as a medical helicopter owned by the Air Methods had crashed on Tucson street and exploded into flames. The said incident killed three people who were aboard the plane.

Witnesses of the plane crash said that the pilot had tried to steer the chopper to avoid hitting a house. The helicopter then crashed on the fence of a house which is located on Park Avenue just south of Glenn Street. The firefighters of Tucson immediately went to the scene and extinguish the fire. Luckily no injuries on the ground were reported.

Officials of Air Methods along with the air ambulance company had confirmed that the three people who got killed were the pilot, a flight nurse and a paramedic. However, the company officials said that the victims’ names will not be made known to the public until Thursday.

The AS350 B3 Eurocopter was not transporting any patient during that time. Federal Aviation Administration officials said that the helicopter was from Marana and was destined to Douglas. According to FAA spokesman, the helicopter didn’t show any indication of trouble and was able to maintain contact with the air controllers before it crashed. FAA will be sending inspectors on the crash site to do investigations with the help of the National Transportation Safety Board.

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