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Duke Life Flight Helicopter Crash Kills Four

Duke Life Flight Helicopter Crash Kills Four

— Pilot, Nurse, Medic and Patient Perish in Helicopter Crash

BELVIDERE, NC – Four people were killed Friday when a Duke Life Flight medical helicopter crashed in northeast North Carolina, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred in a grassy field near a wind farm outside the town of Belvidere, south of the Perquimans-Gates county line.

The helicopter was en route to Duke University Hospital in Durham from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City when it went down, officials said. A pilot, two medical personnel and a patient were aboard at the time, officials said.

The names of the victims haven’t been released.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board went to the crash site Friday afternoon to assist with the investigation into the cause of the crash.


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