NTSB prelim. report says medical helicopter hit light pole

Story Comments Share

Updated: 6/20/2013 3:33 pm Published: 6/20/2013 3:23 pm

A preliminary report released by the NTSB said a medical helicopter that crashed after taking off in Talahina had a blade hit a light pole. 

The report found the EagleMed helicopter began a normal take off hover and the pilot intended to follow follow the center of the road in a westbound direction. The report found when the helicopter was 175 feet west from the takeoff location, the left side of the rotor blade disk hit a 41 foot tall metal light pole on the left side of the road.

According to the report the pilot lost control of the helicopter and it crashed 230 feet from where it took off.  The crash caused a small fire.  The passenger on the helicopter was killed and a nurse was seriously injured.  The pilot and paramedic on board suffered minor injuries. 

Story Comments Share

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

No comments yet!
FOX23 Weather Center
Feels Like: 41°
High: 66° | Low: 46°
Most Popular
Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban in Oklahoma
Cities in Oklahoma are prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill that has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.