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2 killed in medical helicopter crash

An FAA official examined the site of a medical helicopter crash where 2 people died and another person was hurt.

Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman/Associated Press

An FAA official examined the site of a medical helicopter crash where 2 people died and another person was hurt.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A medical helicopter crashed outside an Oklahoma City nursing home early Friday, killing two people on board and injuring a third who was pulled from the burning wreckage, officials said.

Only the flight team was on board when the helicopter crashed while headed from Oklahoma City to Watonga, 70 miles away, to pick up a patient, said Fire Department Battalion Chief Marc Woodard. No one on the ground was seriously injured or killed.

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Two men in the helicopter, including the pilot, were killed, but nursing home workers were able to pull the lone survivor from the wreckage, and he was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Woodard said.

The crash occurred between the St. Ann Retirement Center and the St. Ann Nursing Home, which are run by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

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