UPDATE: Medical helicopter crashes killing 3 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

UPDATE: Medical helicopter crashes killing 3

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A medical helicopter crashed in a thunderstorm in western Tennessee early Thursday, killing a pilot and two nurses on a return trip from delivering a patient. There were no survivors.

Another medical helicopter had declined to make a flight in the area at the time because of the weather.

The flight crashed in a field near Brownsville around 6 a.m. CDT.

Haywood County Sheriff Melvin Bond said nearby factory workers reported seeing a large burst of lightning, followed by an orange glow in the area of the crash.

He said the helicopter crew was communicating with its base when radio contact was lost. The pilot had given no indication of a problem, he said.

Hospital Wing of Memphis, which operated the helicopter, said in a news release the victims were Doug Phillips, 58, of Bartlett, Tenn.; Misty Brogdon, 36, of Jackson; and Cindy Parker, 48, of Dyersburg.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • JPD Officer of the Year award announced

    JPD Officer of the Year award announced

    Monday, December 18 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-12-18 19:42:58 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:08 PM EST2017-12-18 20:08:59 GMT

    Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott announced who was the top cop for his department for 2017 during their annual Christmas party.

    Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott announced who was the top cop for his department for 2017 during their annual Christmas party.

  • Street department has all hands on drainage cleanup

    Street department has all hands on drainage cleanup

    Monday, December 18 2017 1:35 PM EST2017-12-18 18:35:35 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-12-18 20:00:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT-TV)(Source: KAIT-TV)

    With significant rain in the forecast, the City of Jonesboro Street Department is all hands on deck when it comes to drainage.

    With significant rain in the forecast, the City of Jonesboro Street Department is all hands on deck when it comes to drainage.

  • AR gas prices decrease over 3 cents

    AR gas prices decrease over 3 cents

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:53 PM EST2017-12-18 17:53:15 GMT
    Monday, December 18 2017 1:01 PM EST2017-12-18 18:01:54 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Prices at the pump are down slightly over the last week.

    Prices at the pump are down slightly over the last week.

Powered by Frankly