|Emergency crews were having trouble accessing the crash site because of muddy conditions.|
Who: Three crew members were on board, a hospital wing pilot and two employees from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital a nurse and respiratory therapist killed in the helicopter crash.
Why: EMS helicopter was on its way to Bolivar, Tennessee to pick up a young male patient in renal failure when it went down. The boy who was supposed to be flown to Memphis was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital by ambulance after the helicopter crashed.
Where: In Fayette County (TN) along Highway 64 near Somerville.
Witnesses say helicopter disintegrated and burned. No remains located yet, three souls on board presumed dead.
Firefighters were having trouble accessing the crash site because of muddy conditions.
According to Jay Pershad, M.D., Le Bonheur Children's Hospital does 400 flights each year transporting sick and critically injured children for medical care. He says the people killed in the crash Tuesday are heroes who put their lives on the line each day.