Two dead in medical helicopter crash near Phoenix

PHOENIX: Officials say two people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in rugged terrain east of Phoenix.


The aircraft company said early Wednesday that a third crew member is “safe,” but did not elaborate.

Air Methods, which owns the company operating the aircraft, says the chopper was carrying a pilot, a paramedic and a nurse; no names were released.

Company spokeswoman Christina D. Brodsly says in an email that no patients were on board.