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Witness to NTSB: Flash in Sky Before Helicopter Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate a helicopter crash in Oklahoma City February and announced Wednesday a witness reported seeing a flash in the sky before the helicopter went down.
It's not clear what could have caused the flash.
The EagleMed helicopter was headed to Watonga on Friday, February 22nd when it crashed, killing two people. The pilot, Mark Montgomery, and flight nurse, Chris Denning, died.
The preliminary report, released Wednesday, does not explain why the helicopter crashed.
Satellite data shows the helicopter took off from a helipad at Integris-Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, but the data stopped just a few minutes into the flight.
The helicopter did not have an on-board recording device, like a black box. The NTSB said this kind of helicopter is not required to have one.
Two Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash in NW Oklahoma City
Helicopter Crash Witnessed by Hundreds
NTSB Begins Investigation into Deadly EagleMed Crash
Posted: Thursday, March 14 2013, 10:35 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
In tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids
May 21, 2013 08:28 GMT
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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