New Information on Fatal 2019 Medical Chopper Crash in Vinton County

(24/7 News Source) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has released new information about its investigation into a medical helicopter crash that killed three Ohioans in January of last year in Vinton County.

The NTSB reports that two other companies had turned down the transport due to weather conditions before the Survival Flight chopper took it on. Officials said the pilot may have felt pressured to fly when it wasn't safe.

The safety board's chairman however says several survival flight pilots told him they had never felt pressured to fly in unsafe conditions.

The chopper was flying from Mount Carmel Hospital in Grove City in late January of 2019 to pick up a patient at Holzer Meigs Hospital in Pomeroy when it went down near Lake Hope State Park, killing the pilot, and two flight nurses.

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