Three Crew Members Injured In North Memorial Helicopter Crash
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Three people are in critical condition after a North Memorial air ambulance helicopter crashed early Saturday morning at 1438 Lakeside Drive.
Around 2 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call of a possible helicopter crash on the east side of Lake Winona.
There were no patients on board, but three North Memorial crew members were injured, according to the Brainerd Dispatch.
“I am extremely proud of our team members for their response at the site,” Dr. J. Kevin Croston, CEO of North Memorial Health Care said in a news release. “Our immediate concern is with our crew members who are now being treated at North Memorial Medical Center. We are glad they are here. There is no better place to receive care.”
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have both been notified of the incident.
The three patients are currently being treated at North Memorial in the Twin cities.