Tennessee Air Ambulance Crash Claims Lives of Three Crew Members

by | October 25th, 2013

October 25, 2013

When you think of an air ambulance, the first thought that comes to most minds is how these aircrafts are used to save lives, not take them; however, the Air Ambulance Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that a crash involving a medical helicopter from a west Tennessee hospital claimed the lives of three individuals earlier this week.

According to an article from ABC News, the incident occurred outside the city of Somerville, just east of Memphis. Reports indicate the pilot manned the aircraft, along with two workers from a local hospital, as the crew flew to pick up an injured child in Bolivar, Tennessee. The aircraft was heading eastbound at a height of approximately 1,000 feet when records show it suddenly veered south. A short time later, the helicopter went down and caught fire in a heavily wooded area, claiming the lives of all three who were on board.

Investigators are continuing to look into the cause of the accident to investigate if it could have been prevented. Officials say it could take up to two weeks to release an initial report on the incident, and it could be more than a year before a final report is released.

The law firm’s Aviation Accident Attorneys are aware of how difficult the loss of a loved one to a helicopter crash can be. That’s why the firm would like to send their sympathies to the families of the victims.