NTSB Report Says Sharp Left Turn Before Fatal Medical Helicopter Crash In Vinton County
A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report says the medical helicopter that crashed and killed three central Ohioans last month made "a sharp left turn" before tracking software indicated a problem.
The Survival Flight copter made a turn to the right 15 minutes after takeoff January 29, followed by the left turn. The report says a "no-tracking alarm" activated after the left turn. It does not say what caused the crash. The crash killed pilot Jennifer Topper and nurses Bradley Haynes and Rachel Cunningham. Two other air-medical companies opted not to accept the assignment over concerns about poor weather conditions that day. Andrew Arthurs, a Survival Flight vice president, declined to comment.