Medical helicopter EastCare crash
Date: Jan. 09 1987 |
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...