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Medical helicopter crash kills pilot and nurse in Brainerd

Jun 28, 2019 08:40AM ● By Editor

From the Brainerd Dispatch - June 28, 2019

A pilot and nurse were killed following an early morning helicopter crash in Brainerd.

According to a statement from North Memorial Health Hospital, three crew members were on board the medical chopper when it went down at 1 a.m. Friday, June 28.

Officials said the pilot and a nurse were reported dead at the scene of the crash. The third crew member was airlifted to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Their condition is unknown at this time.

A spokeswoman for North Memorial said the FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Brainerd Police Department, Brainerd Fire Department and the Baxter Police Department responded to the accident.

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