TIME California

Four Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash in Bakersfield, California

The helicopter was traveling from Fresno to San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield — a 10-minute flight

Four people were killed after a medical helicopter crashed while flying to a hospital in California Thursday night, officials said.

The victims were the pilot, a nurse, a paramedic and a patient, Central California EMS Director Dan Lynch told reporters.

The crew worked for SkyLife, a medical transport service jointly owned by American Ambulance and Rogers Helicopters. The company’s staff of about 600 people were celebrating at their annual Christmas party when they got the news…..

Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team