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August 31, 2010

Medical Chopper Crash Kills Three in Arkansas

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By: BNO News
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A medical helicopter that was responding to car wreck crashed early Tuesday near Clinton, Arkansas, killing three people on board, officials said.

According to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford, the Air Evac Bell 206 helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances at about 4:15 a.m. near Scotland, a town located few miles southwest of Clinton.

The crew was based in Vilonia, Arkansas and was responding to an auto accident when it went down.

Air Evac is the largest independently owned and operated membership-supported air medical service in the United States, and conducts its operations in 14 states.