Public Memorial Service for Illinois Helicopter Crew

REACT chopper went down while returning to the hanger

 

 
 
 

| Monday, December 17, 2012


ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A public memorial is scheduled for the pilot and two nurses killed in a northern Illinois medical helicopter crash.

JEMS: Medical Helicopter Crashes in Illinois

Rockford Health System said Thursday that the memorial will be Dec. 19 at Rock Valley College in Rockford. The three victims died late Monday when the helicopter crashed in a field. The crew encountered bad weather and were trying to return to the hospital hangar, abandoning a trip to retrieve a patient. Hospital officials say the memorial will end with an aircraft flyover.

Rockford Health System also has established a memorial fun for the families of 65-year-old pilot Andy Olesen and nurses, 48-year-old Karen Hollis and 40-year-old Jim Dillow.

Federal authorities are investigating the crash.

___

Online: http://www.rockfordhealthsystem.org/

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



Related Links:


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, LODD, helicopter EMS, helicopter crash

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Simulation-Based Assessment Facilitates Learning & Enhances Clinical Judgment

Simulation is an educational tool that can be used to develop and refine clinical skills of the student in a controlled environment before they progress to becoming practicing clinicians.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

REMSA Programs Helps Reduce Hospital Visits

Community paramedic effort goes into service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

City Official Challenges San Francisco Fire Chief

Ambulance response times among problems noted by city supervisor.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Texas Ambulance Crash

Victoria ambulance collides with civilian vehicle.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Colorado Medics Ditch Pants for Kilts

“Real men do wear kilts.”
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

CO Leak at Illinois School

Girard incident sends over 130 to hospitals.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On September 2014

Who gets thumbs up this month?
More >


Multimedia Thumb

NYC Sept. 11 Anniversary

View images from the ceremony at Ground Zero.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >