Illinois medical helicopter crash kills three

12/11/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Rochelle, Illinois – Three people, including the pilot were killed in a medical helicopter crash in Illinois. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), those killed in the accident were identified as pilot Andy Olesen, 65, and flight nurses Karen Hollis, 48, and Jim Dillow, 40.

The helicopter was reportedly traveling to pick up a patient; however, no patients were reportedly on board when the accident occurred.

Air Methods CEO Aaron Todd is quoted by the AP as saying of the accident in a written statement, “We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family, colleagues and friends of those who perished in Illinois while on duty.”

An investigation into the accident is reportedly ongoing.

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