Preliminary Report: EMS flight crashes in forest

 - July 30, 2008, 7:06 AM

Bell 407, Huntsville, Texas, June 8, 2008–Four people–the pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic and a patient–were killed when the EMS Bell 407 crashed in Sam Houston National Forest in night VMC. The Med 12 flight had picked up a patient at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and was en route to Herman Memorial Helipad in Houston. The 407, owned by PHI, was equipped with an Outerlink GPS system that last showed the helicopter at 1,016 feet msl and a groundspeed of 106 knots.