Medical helicopter crash in Alabama kills 4, including patient

Posted at 2:28 PM, Mar 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-27 16:28:51-04
By Faith Karimi


(CNN) — A medical helicopter crashed in a wooded area in Alabama, killing one patient and all three crew members aboard, authorities said.

The patient was getting airlifted Saturday following a car accident when the helicopter went down in Coffee County, CNN affiliate WTVY reported

The victims were pilot Chad Hammond, flight nurse Stacey Cernadas, flight medic Jason Snipes and patient Zach Strickland.

Haynes, an Alabama ambulance company, operates the helicopter, according to the affiliate.

No information was available on the medics’ hospital.

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