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ARCH helicopter crashes near SLU, pilot dead

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ARCH helicopter crashes near SLU, pilot dead

ST. LOUIS – (KTRS) The pilot of a medical helicopter is dead following a fiery crash Friday night near the helipad of St. Louis University Hospital, a fire department spokesman said. Shortly after 11 p.m., authorities said the pilot of a helicopter from ARCH Air Medical Services was heading back to the hospital to pick […]

ARCH helicopter crashes near SLU, pilot dead

ST. LOUIS – (KTRS) The pilot of a medical helicopter is dead following a fiery crash Friday night near the helipad of St. Louis University Hospital, a fire department spokesman said.

Shortly after 11 p.m., authorities said the pilot of a helicopter from ARCH Air Medical Services was heading back to the hospital to pick up his crew following an earlier call. Fire Capt. Garon Mosby said after dropping the patient and crew off at SLU Hospital the pilot returned to ARCH headquarters a couple of miles away. On his way back to SLU, the helicopter crashed.

The crash site is located on a parking lot less than 200 yards from the hospital’s helipad, which is located on the roof of the hospital. Crash Distance DISTANCE

 

Mosby confirmed that no one on the ground was injured, but there was damage to parked vehicles as well as portions of a hospital building.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s bomb and arson unit in charge of the scene until investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived.

No other information was immediately available.

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