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Paramedic who survived fatal medical helicopter crash told investigators pilot reported foggy conditions.

07/11/2019, 11:45am CDT
By Associated Press

A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash
in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on
approach to the airport and that they needed to go around. He then noticed the
helicopter spin to the right and hit the ground. 
 
 But the preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board
Thursday drew no conclusions on what caused the North Memorial Health helicopter
to crash at the Brainerd airport June 28. The crash killed pilot Tim McDonald
and nurse Deb Schott and seriously injured paramedic Josh Duda.
 
 The report says the helicopter hit left of the runway. The damage was
 "consistent with a high velocity vertical descent'' but the helicopter was
upright and nearly intact. Ground scars indicated the main and tail rotors were
turning when it hit.

Source:  Associated Press

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