Sunday, May 11, 2008

Let's Remember Who Our Heroes Are:

Medical Helicopter Crashes in Wisconsin, Killing 3
Associated Press

A medical helicopter dropped off a patient and then crashed shortly after it took off on its return flight to Madison, killing the surgeon, nurse and pilot on board, officials said Sunday.

The University of Wisconsin Hospital Med Flight crew went down about three miles from the La Crosse airport, where they departed late Saturday, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said in a statement.

The wreckage was found early Sunday and preliminary reports indicate the helicopter may have struck a hill or some trees, said Margaret Van Bree, the hospital's chief operating officer.
Killed in the crash were surgeon Darren Bean, nurse Mark Coyne and pilot Steve Lipperer, she said. All three lived in Madison. Their ages were not immediately available.

There were no concerns about the weather before the crew took off about 10:30 p.m.
"No further communication was received from the crew," Van Bree said.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that sentiment!

Michelle's doing great now, thanks for asking.
I "hear" that b-day congratualtions are in order.

Happy Birthday DONAL! I hope it was a good one, you deserve it!


5:03 AM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

That's good news...Great News, Morgan.

Donal, thanks for letting us know about this tragic plane crash. To lose these medical heroes is especially sad.

11:03 PM  

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