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Pilot and Medics Injured in Texas Helicopter Crash

CareFlite chopper crew suffers minor injuries in crash near Eastland


 
 

| Monday, October 1, 2012


EASTLAND, Texas (AP) — A pilot and two medics were injured after the medical transport helicopter they were in crashed Sunday in rural Central Texas.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said all three were conscious and talking after the crash, which occurred around 9:30 a.m. three miles south of Eastland.

The helicopter was traveling to pick up a patient when the pilot tried to divert to a local airport because of limited visibility due to bad weather. Eastland is 56 miles east of Abilene.

Pilot Scott Wallace, 58, of Fort Worth was injured along with medics Teresa Campbell, 53, of Granbury, and Rhett Drahen, 34, of Frisco.

Dallas area-based CareFlite operates the helicopter. CareFlite said in a statement that the pilot and medics suffered minor to moderate injuries and were being treated at an Eastland hospital.

The company said it dispatched ambulances to pick up the crew members and bring them to Fort Worth.

Federal officials are investigating the crash.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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