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Oklahoma Med Flight Helicopter Crash Near Cromwell, Oklahoma
A medical helicopter with four people inside made a crash
landing Wednesday afternoon in Seminole County. Everyone inside survived. The
Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the people inside included three medics and the
"This is our land over here," said Sherry Ragsdale.
Sherry Ragsdale's home is surrounded by 60 acres of land
that she and her husband own. Sherry's land is usually filled with cattle. But
on Wednesday, her land got a surprise visitor.
"My husband was in the house, he heard a loud noise,
he thought the helicopter just landed here for some reason," said Sherry.
According to the OHP, the medical helicopter with four
people inside had engine trouble and had to make a crash landing.
"I just heard a loud noise," said Devin Terry.
After the crash, emergency calls started coming in to
Seminole County Dispatch.
911 Operator: "911. What is your emergency?"
Caller: "Hi ma'am. We've got a helicopter that has
crashed out here in our pasture."
Caller: "I can see some people walking around."
The OHP says all four people survived the crash.
"It's kind of shocking," said Devin.
According to the OHP, all four victims were taken to a
"I didn't think you could survive very well in a
helicopter crash," said Devin.
"Just thankful no one died," said Sherry.
Sherry is still surprised the crash was so close to home.
But she's grateful the crash was not worse.
"And thankful it did not land on the house,"
The OHP says the crash broke the helicopter's landing
gear and its rear rotor. The investigation is now being turned over to the FAA.
Posted: Wednesday, January 2 2013, 09:42 PM CST
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By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Parents and guardians of children whose elementary schools were damaged in the deadly tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area are hoping for happy reunions.
At least 20 children are among the more than 50 reported dead so far in Moore, an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged Monday afternoon by a tornado with winds up to 200 mph. Officials said early Tuesday the death toll could rise by as many as 40.
Many parents seeking their children gathered at a suburban church, listening intently as someone with a bullhorn called out the names of children who were being dropped off. For many families, the ordeal ended in tears of joy. Others were left to wait in the darkness, hoping for good news while fearing the worst.
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