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Medical Helicopter Crashes South of DFW

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Two are confirmed dead in a medical helicopter crash south of Dallas/Fort Worth.

FAA spokesperson Lynn Lunsford says the victims apparently were a pilot and mechanic. No patients were on board.

The helicopter was on a maintenance flight Wednesday afternoon when it went down south of Midlothian near Highway 67 at Wyatt Road.

Lunsford says the weather conditions were clear, so it's too early to tell what caused the crash. But eyewitnesses reported the tail section came loose before it plummeted.

Though this has not been officially confirmed, it appears the main rotor became detached from the aircraft and likely cut off the tail section of the helicopter, which fell to the ground relatively intact. The source also confirms that this helicopter was in maintenance for an issue related specifically to the main rotor.

The aircraft was a Bell 222 model operating out of the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport.

The CareFlite helicopter was one of nine owned by the nonprofit EMS service based in Grand Prairie that specializes in air transport.


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