TALIHINA, Okla. – Officials have released some new information about the medical helicopter crash in Le Flore County last week.
A preliminary report from the National Transportation and Safety Board stated one of EagleMed’s rotor blades hit a metal light pole shortly after takeoff near the Choctaw Indian Hospital in Talihina.
Investigators said a small fire started inside the helicopter and the pilot lost control.
One person was killed and three others were injured in the crash.
EagleMed’s accreditation has been suspended pending the investigation.
This is the company’s third crash in Oklahoma since 2010.