NTSB Releases Slight Details of Vinton County Med Chopper Crash


Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have released new details about the moments in which a medical helicopter crashed late last month in Vinton County, killing three first responders.

The NTSB's preliminary report says the crew monitoring the flight saw the helicopter make a turn to the right, then a "sharp left turn." That's when tracking software noticed a problem.

It's still unclear why the "Survival Flight" chopper crashed. Two other air-medical companies had opted not to accept the assignment over concerns about weather.

Officials with the NTSB say it may be sometime before an official cause is determined.

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