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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES HELICOPTER ACCIDENT IN TENNESSEE

March 25, 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate the crash of an emergency medical services (EMS) helicopter this morning in Brownsville, Tennessee, about 55 miles northeast of Memphis. Three crewmembers were killed in the accident; there was no patient onboard at the time of the crash.

NTSB Air Safety Investigator Ralph Hicks has been designated as Investigator-in-Charge and is traveling to the scene from the Safety Board's regional office in Atlanta. NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will serve as principal spokesman during the on-scene investigation.

Peter Knudson will be the press officer on-scene. Mr. Knudson may be reached on his cell phone (202-557-1350) when he arrives in Tennessee this afternoon.

NTSB Press Contacts:
202-557-1350 (Peter Knudson, on site in Tennessee) 
202-314-6100 (Washington)

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.