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Remains of Duke Life Flight Crew Escorted Home

Remains of Duke Life Flight Crew Escorted Home

— The Duke Life Flight helicopter crashed in Perquimans County killing three crew members and a medical patient.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The remains of the Duke Life Flight crew members killed in a crash Friday are being escorted home Wednesday from eastern North Carolina.

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 Amazon’s wind farm outside the town of Belvidere, south of the Perquimans-Gates county line.

The helicopter, which was based at Johnston Regional Airport in Smithfield, 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.

Law enforcement officers joined firefighters, EMTs and other first responders in a procession in honor of the victims.

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