A medical transport helicopter crashed Thursday night in North Carolina with three crew members and one patient.
All four people on board the helicopter survived the crash, according to a Facebook post by Erlanger Health System.
Four people survive after a medical helicopter that was transporting a patient crashed in Macon County, North Carolina, according to officials. https://t.co/7IgUxPm0fS
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“It is our understanding that all four individuals on board, including the patient, are alive,” the post said. “At this time, we have no additional information as to the extent of the injuries.”
The aircraft crashed in the middle of Middle Burningtown Road, according to WLOS. The helicopter was transporting a patient to a hospital in Murphy, North Carolina. (RELATED: 3 People, Infant Survive After Medical Helicopter Crashes Near Church)
The helicopter declared an emergency and crashed shortly after, reported WLOS.
Here’s a picture of the EC-135 in the middle of the road.
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Two crew members and the patient on board were taken to local hospitals, WLOS reported. They suffered minor to moderate injuries as a result of the crash.
“We can confirm that LIFE FORCE 6 has crashed in Macon County, NC, while transporting a patient,” Erlanger Health System told the Daily Caller in a statement. “Everyone on board is alive.”