NTSB to hold news conference about deadly helicopter crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

NTSB to hold news conference about deadly helicopter crash

(WMC-TV) - The National Transportation Safety Board is now on the scene of the medical helicopter crash that killed three people Tuesday morning.

A news conference is expected to be held by NTSB as soon as they are finished surveying the scene.

Hospital Wing pilot Charles Smith, Pedi-Flite nurse Carrie Barlow, and Pedi-Flite respiratory therapist Denise Adams were on their way to pick up a patient from a hospital in Bolivar when the helicopter went down near Somerville, TN.

Investigators have not said whether speed, mechanical failure, or something else caused the crash.

NTSB is planning to host a news conference at any minute. Action News 5 is there and planning to bring it to you live on WMCTV.COM and Action News 5's mobile apps.

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To learn more about the three victims, click here.

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