A medical helicopter crashed Monday night in northern Illinois, killing all three crew members, authorities said.
A pilot and two flight nurses were on board the chopper when it crashed near the city of Rochelle, about 75 miles west of Chicago, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The helicopter was not carrying any patients at the time.
The copter, which was registered to Rockford Health System, was flying from Rockford to a hospital in Mendota.
The cause of the crash is unknown. The FAA will deploy a team early Tuesday to investigate.
My prayers go out 2 the people family they were live savers the lived 2 help other people they angels will look overthem
I deeply mourn with the bearived family life is so hard to understand we pray for God mercy de next time
Prayers being said, so sad for all the families.
My contribution is just that what happen have happen.i appeal to goverment to reach the help of those affected?
I.K..– I agree, and I am sure the government will reach out and help those that have been affected. Best wishes.
My prayers go to the family, friends and co-workers of these wonderful life savers. I'm sorry for your loss. May god be with you in your time of sorrow.
You will never understand.
No anger about the "God" comment. I'm annoyed people like you even respond to these comments to get a rise out of others. Get a life.
I pray for the families of the dead, and the goverment should care much to these people and investgate on the cause.
Sorry for the loss of these three individuals that give their lives so others may live.
Prayers to the family & friends :¬¡(>
Same type of med chopper crash happened in this area over the potomac river about 3 yrs ago. I worked with flight personal like that. yes its very sad...God look out for them now.
This is close to where BadBoxer used to live in Illinois.
My aunt was on that helicopter. RIP Aunt Karen. You will be greatly missed. Prayers to the other two families affected
I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Aunt Karen must have been a wonderful person and much beloved. Our prayers go out to your family and the other two families as well. The people who staff these medical helicopters are faithful servants and place themselves in harm's way to save lives. Our hearts go out to you.
May God grant you and your family healing during this difficult time. Be proud of the contributions Aunt Karen made to help others in their time of need. Prayers are with you, Shaun.
Thank you Steve and nancy! Really means a lot!
Thanks for their service and sorrow to their family and friends for their loss.
I pray that if I am badly injured in a crash they use a really fast ambulance and avoid the helicopter!
Another tragic medical helicopter crash for the area! RIP.. University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics lost Medflight in 2008.
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