911 Call Log Shows Quick Response to Helicopter Crash

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Just seconds after an Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed Monday on the Texas A&M campus, frantic calls came pouring in to Brazos County 911.

Dozens of people witnessed the accident first hand and reached for their phones to call for help.

Twenty-seven of those calls reached emergency operators.

The first call that was answered Monday afternoon came in to the 911 call center at 2:59 p.m. First responders received notification at 3 p.m. Four minutes later emergency crews arrived on the scene of the chopper crash. That's when they started getting victims out of the wreckage.

The first victim was transported at 3:22 p.m. The final crash victim was transported to a nearby hospital at 3:28 p.m. In all, from the time workers started assisting the injured, six minutes had passed.

Finally at 6:31 Monday night, emergency responders were able to leave the scene. That's four hours and 27 minutes after they arrived on the A&M campus.

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