Wednesday, October 23 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-10-24 02:29:46 GMT
(WMC-TV) – There are reports of a medical helicopter crash in Fayette County, Tennessee. The crash happened along Highway 64 near Fayette Academy in Somerville. There are no reports of how severe theMore >>
The National Transportation Safety Board is now on the scene of the medical helicopter crash that killed three people Tuesday morning.More >>
Tuesday, October 22 2013 7:50 PM EDT2013-10-22 23:50:45 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital CEO Mary Armour said in a news conference Tuesday morning, "We just can never expect it to be this kind of risk when you come to work in the morning." The medicalMore >>
The medical helicopter crash that killed three people near Somerville, TN is not the first crash that has happened in the Mid-South in recent years.More >>
Tuesday, October 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-10-22 22:40:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The medical community remembers three crew members as heroes who lost their lives after a deadly medical helicopter crash Tuesday morning. Charles Smith, Carrie Barlow, and Denise Adams diedMore >>
The medical community remembers three crew members as heroes who lost their lives after a deadly medical helicopter crash Tuesday morning.More >>
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(WMC-TV) - NTSB investigators plan to be at the medical helicopter crash site near Somerville all day Wednesday sifting through the wreckage.
Ralph Hicks, with NTSB, arrived at the site Tuesday, just hours after the chopper crashed, killing three people on board. He spent the afternoon doing a preliminary walk through of the area, making sure all of the helicopter's pieces are accounted for.
"What I see so far is about 90 percent of the helicopter is destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire," he said. "I don't see any missing parts. one of the things we look for is to make sure all the rotor blades are there, the tail rotor, the tail bloom, the cockpit, all those areas are within the area of the main wreckage and they appear to be at this point."
Hicks expects to spend the next two days documenting the evidence and taking photographs.
"What we'll do is take the wreckage piece-by-piece, go through every piece of it, look at it, examine it, try to rule things out. But we're very early for that. Anything that's provided by witnesses, we take the information down and we collect it all, put it together at the end and see what makes sense," he said.
NTSB will be on site for the next four or five days. Hicks says it is too soon to speculate what caused the tragic crash that killed Hospital Wing pilot Charles Smith, Pedi-Flite registered nurse Carrie Barlow, and Pedi-Flite respiratory therapist Denise Adams.
In addition to surveying the crash site, Hicks wants to talk with anyone who may have heard or scene the helicopter go down. If you have information that may be pertinent to the investigation, contact Ray Garcia with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at (901) 826-9658.
NTSB is expected to hold a news conference Wednesday at 3 p.m. to provide an update on the investigation. Action News 5 plans to bring that news conference to you live on WMCTV.COM and our mobile apps.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:28:36 GMT
The search is over for the missing Mississippi 17-year-old at the center of the weekend Amber Alert. Katelyn Beard's body was found Tuesday before noon, off of Darden road, near the scene of a morningMore >>
The coroner said her body had been dumped for at least two days, and she was shot in the head.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:45 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Katelyn Beard's body was found during a search by local law enforcement Tuesday morning. More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:21:05 GMT
Tracy Lynn Garner is being sentenced, Tuesday, in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to an Atlanta woman's death. Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberatedMore >>
Garner was convicted Friday evening after the jury deliberated for about five hours.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
Labor Day weekend has a special significance for alligator hunters in Mississippi. A few days into the start of this year's hunting season, a record-setting 756-pound gator was caught by Robert MahaffeyMore >>
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – Memphis police are the scene of a shooting where a woman was possibly shot in the head. This happened in the 900 block of East Raines Road, near Elvis Presley Boulevard on Tuesday morning. ThisMore >>
A Memphis mother of two was shot and killed by her estranged husband outside a Whitehaven day care center Tuesday morning. More >>
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