CNN reports that three hospital workers were killed in a helicopter crash at around 6:20 a.m. near Somerville, Tennessee.
About the Tenessee Mecical Helicopter Crash
“They have taken care of so many kids in their short lives. I can’t tell you how incredibly difficult it is for the entire team.” – Dr. Jay Pershad, medical director of Le Bonheur’s air transport program as published by CNN.
- The three workers were on route to pick up a boy who was in renal failure at another hospital, but their helicopter crashed, killing all on board.
- Among those killed were registered nurse Carrie Barlow, 43, respiratory therapist Denise Adams, 43, and pilot Charles Smith, 47.
- The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the case as to why the helicopter went down. Currently, no known cause has been reported.
- The boy was transported via ambulance following the helicopter accident.
Other Medical Helicopter Accidents
- The crash is the second in three years for Hospital Wing, the company who operates the ambulance service in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
- In 2010, a Hospital Wing medical helicopter crashed in 2010 after in Brownsville, Tennessee after dropping off a patient, killing three.
- Hospital Wing transports apporoximately 150 patients a month.
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