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Medical helicopter crashes in Ponca City

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 17:53:34-05

PONCA CITY, Okla. — No serious injuries were reported after a medical helicopter came in for a crash landing on Friday at the Ponca City Regional Airport.

A witness told the Ponca City News everything sounded normal about the approach, then there was an explosion-type noise. The witness told the newspaper they “didn’t think much about it, business as usual, and then there was a huge boom. We knew it wasn’t thunder, and that it was bad.”

The Air Evac EMS helicopter had two pilots aboard at the time of the 11:46 a.m. crash. The Ponca City News reported the pair were seen moving away from the scene under their own power as emergency crews responded.

As it does with all aircraft crashes, the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause.

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