On Sunday night, a helicopter crash occurred in Arkansas County. As the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management declared, the tragic accident of the air ambulance helicopter resulted in three casualties. Melody Daniel, who is a spokesman for this department, said that the helicopter with the three people aboard crashed at some point during Sunday night. All three of them have reportedly died.
Air Ambulance Crashed in the Middle of the Night
According to the first information, the aircraft belonged to the Pafford EMS, based in Hope. An official declared that the accident happened next to the town of DeWitt, which is 60 miles S-E from Little Rock.
Lynn Lunsford, who is the spokesman for the FAA or the Federal Aviation Administration declared that the helicopter was going from Pine Bluff to DeWitt. There were no patients onboard at the time of the crash. The FAA investigators further revealed that they are heading to the crash site to analyze the situation. There was also a notification sent to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Pafford EMS Left Devastated
Pafford EMS Louisiana issued a statement on their Facebook page in response to the helicopter crash. Greg, John, and Jamie Pafford declared they are devastated by the abrupt loss of three team members. They added that at this time they have no words, only prayers for the people affected. According to Melody Daniel, it’s not clear why the helicopter was flying in the area late on Sunday.
The National Transportation Safety Board has an online crash database where they record such incidents. The last fatal helicopter crash in Arkansas took place back in 2010, in Walnut Grove. At the time, a Bell Helicopter crashed on its way to picking up a patient. Three people died in the accident. According to the report, the pilot lost control of the helicopter due to ‘spatial disorientation’. People are expecting to see what will the report say about the causes of the accident in this case as well. Some theories have already emerged.
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