Medevac crash fatal for pilot and crew

 - October 29, 2009, 5:08 AM

Eurocopter AS 350, Georgetown, S.C., Sept. 25, 2009–N417AE, operated as a medical transport by Omniflight Helicopters, was substantially damaged when it crashed near Georgetown County Airport. The helicopter was operating on a VFR flight plan for a positioning flight to Conway-Horry County Airport in South Carolina. A review of preliminary radar data revealed that the helicopter had entered an area of convective activity and precipitation. The commercial pilot, flight nurse and paramedic were killed in the crash.