Three survive air ambulance crash

Credit: Air Methods

An Air Methods medical helicopter crashed near Beattyville, Kentucky, US, early on 7 February. The three crew members of the EC135 survived, with only one going to hospital for leg and chest injuries.

Fire crews have stated that the helicopter was going in to land when it crashed, and did not have a patient onboard. Local press reported that the helicopter was responding to a car wreck in Beattyville at around 05:00 hrs on 7 February. As the helicopter came in to land, the pilot is said to have lost control and the helicopter flipped onto its side. Firefighters were quickly on the scene to extinguish a small fire that broke out. 

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