Medical helicopter EastCare crash
Burned wreckage is all that is left of the Pitt County Memorial Hospital medical helicopter "EastCare" after it crashed in the Hoffman Forest near Pollocksville Thursday night about 9:30. The Bell 206 helicopter had left the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune at 8:59 to return to Pitt Co. Memorial hospital with a 3 1/2 month-old infant. Three crew members and the infant were reportedly killed in the crash. Shortly before the crash a distress call was heard on a medical radio frequency that the aircraft was on fire. more...
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