4 Dead After Medical Helicopter Crash In California
Four people are dead after a medical helicopter crash in Kern County, California.By Melissa Prax | December 11, 2015
Four people are dead after a medical helicopter crash in Kern County, California. The helicopter was carrying four people — three emergency responders and one patient in critical condition.
The helicopter, operated by air ambulance company SkyLife, crashed during a 50-mile trip to a Bakersfield hospital. The helicopter lost contact with a local dispatch center around 6:50 p.m. local time.
"We call it the SkyLife family," American Ambulance President/CEO Todd Valeri said. "The people who work at SkyLife, they're a very close knit group, and tonight, we're gathering and consoling each other and sharing memories."