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3 People Dead In Medical Chopper Crash

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SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Charlotte) — Three people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed near Somerville.

According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a pilot and two staff members from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital died after a Hospital Wing chopper crashed.

Sara Burnett, a public relations representative for the hospital, told the Commercial Appeal that Hospital Wing command lost contact with the chopper around 6:20 a.m.

The pilot, nurse and respiratory therapist were on their way to pick up a patient. Their names have not been released.

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