Medical Helicopter Crashes in Arizona; 2 Killed, 1 Injured

Friday, December 18, 2015
By George Hatcher

A medical helicopter crashed near Apache Junction, Arizona, on December 15.

The helicopter, operated by Air Methods, was flying from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to Globe when it went down.

There were three crew members aboard at the time; two of them were killed. The deceased were identified as the pilot David Schneider, 51, of Gilbert, and flight nurse Chad Frary, 38, of Mesa.

The third crew member, identified as the paramedic Derek Boehm, 38, of Gilbert, was critically injured.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

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