NTSB releases info in fatal Kingfisher medical helicopter crash

Posted on: 4:16 pm, May 9, 2013, by and

Kingfisher Medical Helicopter crash

KINGFISHER, Okla. – Officials have released more information about a medical helicopter that crashed back in 2010 near Kingfisher.

It killed the pilot and nurse on board and seriously injuring a paramedic.

The NTSB said the pilot was pretending to hunt coyotes when the chopper hit a tree and crashed to earth.

The crash survivor, Michael Eccerd, said the three were talking about a pilot flying on a coyote hunt when pilot Al Harrison decided to imitate the maneuvers involved by tilting the helicopter’s nose down.

He hit the tree when pulling back up.

The FAA said Harrison was also taking medications that he didn’t report to the proper authorities.