3 dead in air ambulance crash in western North Dakota

Published 11-19-2018

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An air ambulance flying from Bismarck to Williston to pick up a patient crashed in Morton County, killing the three people on board.

County spokeswoman Maxine Herr says the twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane took off about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and crashed shortly after in a farm field about 20 miles northwest of Bismarck.

CHI St. Alexius Health identified the dead as a Bismarck Air Medical pilot, a paramedic with that company, and a CHI St. Alexius registered nurse. Their names weren't immediately released.

The Morton County Sheriff's Office, Civil Air Patrol and an Air Force rescue team are investigating. Authorities located the crash site about 2 a.m. Monday.

The cause of the crash wasn't immediately determined. The National Weather Service says there was no inclement weather in the area at the time.

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