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Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. Issues Statement Regarding Helicopter Accident

Dépèche transmise le 26 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. Issues Statement Regarding Helicopter Accident

Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. Issues Statement Regarding Helicopter Accident

CONWAY, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. regretfully confirms that an American Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter, which took off from the Charleston, S.C. airport at approximately 2308 PM, ET on Friday, September 25, 2009, crashed shortly after takeoff 63 miles southwest of Conway, S.C.

All three people on board, including the pilot, paramedic, flight nurse, were fatally injured in the tragic accident. The aircraft was headed to Conway, S.C. (where the aircraft is based) and was reported missing shortly after take-off from the Charleston, S.C. airport. A search was initiated shortly after the aircraft failed to report in to Omniflight’s communications center.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives are en route to the scene this morning where company officials are also present. The company is working closely with the NTSB as they conduct a full investigation. No names or personal information of the crew members or passengers will be released until proper notification has been completed.

Omniflight is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of its crew members and wishes to express its deepest regrets and sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.

Business Wire

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