Medical helicopters collide, killing at least 6
- Story Highlights
- NEW: Six killed includes one patient; one critically injured
- Collision sets fire to 10-acre area near Arizona’s Flagstaff Medical Center
- “We’ve got lots of heaps of metal to go through,” fire captain says
(CNN) — At least six people were dead and one critically injured Sunday after a midair crash between two medical helicopters near a hospital in Arizona, authorities said.
The collision, at Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, set fire to a 10-acre area, according to fire officials, and another two rescue workers were injured by a secondary explosion after the crash.
The helicopters collided at roughly 3:45 p.m. local time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.