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EagleMed LLC - EM7 - Fatal accident



Date: 02/22/2013 05:42 C

Program: EagleMed LLC - EM7
	6601 West Pueblo Drive
	Wichita, Kansas 67209-2926

Type: AS350B2
Tail #: N917EM

Weather: Clear. Not a factor

Injuries: 
	Mark A. Montgomery, Pilot In Command  - fatal
	Christopher M. Denning, Registered Nurse  - fatal
	Billy Wynne III, Paramedic - injured
	

Description: 
	On February 22, 2013, at 05:38 Central Standard Time, an EagleMed LLC
	Eurocopter AS350B2 Helicopter, N917EM, departed Integris Baptist
	Hospital helipad en route to the Watonga Municipal Hospital to conduct
	an inter-facility patient transport flight to the University of
	Oklahoma Medical Center. The aircraft was on a northwest heading at
	approximately 550 feet above ground level when a witness observed a
	"flash" in the sky and stated that the helicopter began a rapid
	descent and disappeared behind some buildings. At 05:42, the
	helicopter impacted the parking lot at St. Ann?s Retirement Home
	located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There was a post-impact fire. The
	pilot and the nurse perished at the scene and the paramedic was
	extricated by witnesses and transported to the hospital for treatment
	of his injuries.

Additional Info: 
	The cause of the accident is not known at this time. The NTSB and FAA
	are on scene and EagleMed LLC representatives are actively involved in
	the accident investigation.

Source: Larry Bugg, President, EagleMed LLC

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