Helicopter crash kills three people in US
Arkansas County Sheriff Todd Wright has confirmed three people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed near DeWitt, in a rural part of the county known as Lodge Corner, KARK-TV reports.
Dispatchers received a call just before 8 o'clock Sunday night after a resident witnessed the helicopter go down off of Highway 276, near a reservoir. The sheriff says the crash site was difficult to access.
Emergency crews got on scene to find the remains of three crew members and the helicopter engulfed in flames. Sheriff Wright says no patients were on board the Pafford EMS service aircraft.
Officials believe the helicopter took off from the Pine Bluff area and was traveling to the Helena area.
Investigators from the NTSB and FAA are en route to open an inquiry into the crash.