HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A medical helicopter on its way to a Houston hospital crashed in a national forest in the dark early yesterday morning, killing all four people aboard, authorities said.
Rescue crews struggled to find the wreckage in the dense Sam Houston National Forest. The cause was being investigated.
The PHI Air Medical helicopter was on its way from a Huntsville hospital when a missed check-in with dispatchers raised concern, PHI spokesman Jonathan Collier said. The chopper was found about 10 miles from where it had taken off, he said.
"This is a devastating loss," Collier said. *