Medical helicopter crashes in Frisco; 3 escape

AP News
Posted: Jul 03, 2015 5:30 PM

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Three people were injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter exploded and burst into flames during take-off near Frisco, according to firefighters.

No one was killed in the explosion. That's according to Tineil Ilano, spokeswoman for the Summit County Sheriff's Department.

Ilano tells The Denver Post ( ) that no patient was aboard the helicopter at the time of the explosion. A pilot, a paramedic and a hospital employee were aboard.

A witness tells KUSA-TV ( that the chopper was trying to gain altitude in windy conditions.


Information from: KUSA-TV,