Four injured in medical helicopter emergency landing

Posted on: 1:56 pm, January 2, 2013, by and , updated on: 08:15pm, January 2, 2013


CROMWELL, Okla. – Four people have been injured after a medical helicopter made an emergency landing in a field in Seminole County after experiencing engine failure Wednesday afternoon.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown, the pilot may have a broken leg and the nurse and two medics on board have unknown injuries.

Lt. Brown said the injuries could be serious but said they don’t believe they are life-threatening.

The names of those involved have not been released.

Medical officials said the helicopter took off at the Seminole airport to pick up a patient in Okemah.

Officials have not given us an update on that person’s condition.

No patients were on the aircraft at the time of the incident.

Crews on scene said Tulsa Life Flight operates the helicopter.

Craig Yale at their corporate office said the pilot has been with Mediflight more than 10 years and has over 10,000 hours of flight time.

More info about helicopter:

The medical helicopter is a Euro Copter EC130

Air Methods, a very large air ambulance company based in Englewood, Colo., owns the aircraft.

Mediflight is the name Air Methods’ branch which is based out of OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Air Methods has six bases in Oklahoma including Tulsa Life Flight.

They manage 300 medical aircraft in 48 states.