According to a Facebook post from Air Evac Lifeteam one of their helicopters crashed last Saturday the 20th. The post states, “Air Evac Lifeteam is heartbroken to report that three crew members have perished in an incident that occurred on Saturday, January 20. At 11:23 pm local time, AEL’s Operations Control Center (OCC) lost contact with the aircraft, a Bell 206L3 with call sign N295AE. The crew is based out of Weatherford, OK, and was returning to base after completing a patient care transport in Oklahoma City when the OCC lost contact with them. Nearby AEL teams assisted local law enforcement with the search.
Our primary focus is on supporting the families and our team members. CISM teams have been sent to assist our team members during this time. Please reach out if you would like to speak with them.
At this time, we are not sharing the names of the crew members aboard the flight.
We ask that you respect the privacy of our team members and their families, and please do not share their names. AEL has turned over the scene and investigation to the NTSB.”
Air Evac Lifeteam also has an aircraft and crew based in Kingfisher at the Mercy Hospital.
The photo is of the N295AE aircraft at a scene flight last summer near Dover.