The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) reports that a medical helicopter crashed in Arkansas County around 9:22 p.m. on Sunday.
LODGE CORNER, Arkansas – ADEM spokesperson says the crash happened in the Lodge Corner community near Dewitt.
The ADEM spokesperson says the three flight crew members on board were killed.
The aircraft was operating for Pafford EMS from Hope.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the families of these three professionals and everyone at Pafford EMS. https://t.co/etvT0qMXs7
— Malvern Local 2276 (@IAFFLocal2276) November 20, 2017
Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was enroute from Pine Bluff to DeWitt when it went down.
BREAKING: @AR_Emergencies confirm 3 people have been killed in an air ambulance crash in Arkansas County. The location of the crash site is near the Lodge Corner Community near DeWitt. KATV has crews on the scene and will have more information on KATV Daybreak in the morning. pic.twitter.com/7xPEXmcQek
— Nick Genty (@KATVNICK) November 20, 2017