Pilot Killed After Colorado Hospital Helicopter Crashes And Burns [UPDATED]

The pilot of a hospital helicopter died and two others were injured after the chopper crashed and burned during takeoff.

The Flight for Life medical helicopter was leaving St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco on Friday afternoon when it crashed, CBS Denver reports.

Two of the passengers onboard, a paramedic and nurse, survived with serious injuries. There were no patients onboard.

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, which responded to the scene, posted dozens of images of the crash on Facebook. The photos show a fully engulfed helicopter, along with what appears to be a pickup truck, in a parking lot.


A witness said he helped pull the victims out of the flaming wreckage:

The National Transportation Safety Board didn't release identities of the victims, and said it could take weeks, if not months, to determine the "probable cause" of the crash.

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