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Fri July 23, 2010

Med Chopper Crashes

Kingfisher, OK – FAA: 2 killed in Okla. medical helicopter crash

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) The two killed in the crash of a medical helicopter in Oklahoma have been identified as the pilot and a nurse. A paramedic on board was injured.

Authorities say the Eaglemed helicopter was on its way to pick up a patient when it crashed about 8 p.m. Thursday near Kingfisher about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

Eaglemed LLC of Wichita, Kan., released a statement early Friday identifying the victims as pilot Al Harrison and nurse Ryan Duke. The statement says paramedic Michael Eccard is hospitalized with injuries suffered in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter was en route from Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City to a hospital about 90 miles away in Okeene when it went down.


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