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Two dead in U.S. medical helicopter crash near Phoenix

A medical helicopter crashed in rugged terrain east of Phoenix, killing two crew members and seriously injuring a paramedic who tried unsuccessfully to save the life of another victim, a sheriff said Wednesday.


December 16, 2015
By The Associated Press

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said the helicopter crashed Tuesday evening on a mountainside about 12 miles north of Superior, a mining community outside Phoenix. An Air Force helicopter rescued the survivor, who had used a flashlight to signal at a search aircraft, at about 10:15 p.m., roughly four hours after the craft went down on a snowy, tree-covered slope.

The fuselage was largely intact, but other parts of the chopper were strewn about it. | READ MORE


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