Air Methods Corporation reported that a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter based in St. Joseph, Missouri crashed Friday, August 26, 2011 at approximately 6:41 p.m. CDT en route to Liberty, Missouri. The paramedic, flight nurse, pilot and patient on board the aircraft received fatal injuries. The aircraft was operated in support of the Company's LifeNet of the Heartland program.
"We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of our employees and the patient who perished in Missouri," said Aaron Todd, chief executive officer of Air Methods Corporation.
Company officials are on scene in the area. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident with full cooperation and support from the Company.
This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com
SOURCE: Air Methods Corporation
CONTACT: Aaron D. Todd, Chief Executive Officer (303) 792-7413