(EUFAULA, Okla.) — One person died after a medical helicopter crashed in Oklahoma Thursday, authorities said.
The helicopter, which was registered to Eagle Med LLC, crashed under unknown circumstances at 11:25 p.m. near Eufaula, Oklahoma, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.
Three Eagle Med employees, but no patients, were on board. According to the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, one person died in the crash, while a female passenger was transported to an area hospital. A third passenger was able to walk away from the crash.
The helicopter was headed to McAlester, Oklahoma from Tulsa.
FAA investigators are headed to the scene, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will lead the investigation.
According to the NTSB’s Aviation Database, this is the fourth fatal Eagle Med helicopter crash in Oklahoma since 2010. One of these crashes — in June 2013 — happened upon takeoff.
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