Three Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash Identified

MCARTHUR, Ohio (WTVN)--Authorities are releasing the names of three people killed in a medical helicopter crash in Vinton County.

The crash happened Tuesday about 75-miles southeast of Columbus near the community of Zaleski. The chopper was on the way from Mt. Carmel Grove City to a hospital on Pomeroy to pick up a patient.

Officials lost contact with the chopper, and the State Highway Patrol discovered the crash.

Officials say three people working for Mount Carmel Hospital's Survival Flight were killed including pilot Jennifer Topper, of Sunbury, and flight nurses Bradley Hayes, of London, and Rachel Cunningham, of Galloway.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are now investigating the cause of the crash.

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