TWITTER post: NTSB is investigating an accident involving a Eurocopter AS-350 that crashed in Oklahoma City, OK this morning. @ntsb
Northwest OKC EagleMed http://www.flyeaglemed.com/ mediflight helicopter was lost to intense flames, with nothing left of the aircraft but the equivalent of a very large smudge in the St. Ann Nursing Home. https://plus.google.com/100468153856620805308/about?gl=us&hl=enghest
Investigation has elevated three times prior to noon today, first from local police (OKCPD and Warr Acres Police Department), regarding an unknown explosion. Then to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the helicopter accident, and now to the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov/ national transportation safety board due to the fatalities involved.
Reportedly the staff members operating theEagleMed aircraft had just safely completed a mission to a local hospital. FAA webpage notes that the weather conditions this morning at the time of the accident were clear skies and 20 degrees.
FAA http://www.faa.gov/webpage notes that in 2007 and 2010 due to the large number of high risk and urgent flights operated by medical services, as well as the high number of aviation incidents resulting in crashes and fatalities, that special considerations, including more extensive flight plans and precautions be enlisted to govern these services.
NTSB will hold a press conference, issuing findings regarding the OKC crash as soon as investigative results are available.