Medical helicopter crashes in Frisco; 3 escape

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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 (http://dpo.st/1f9ggLn ) 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 (http://on9news.tv/1KBOT85) that the chopper was trying to gain altitude in windy conditions.

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Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com