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May 19, 2024

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Medical Transport Helicopter Crashes

This medical transport helicopter crashed west of the Macon County Airport in the Burningtown community around 7 PM.

Investigators will be on scene of an aircraft crash in Macon County on Friday. A medical transport helicopter crashed west of the Macon County Airport in the Burningtown community around 7 PM. The aircraft was transporting a patient and three crew members and was enroute from a medical facility in Murphy, N.C. to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Three individuals involved were transported by ground ambulance to Mission Hospital with minor to moderate injuries and one patient was transported to Angel Medical Center for evaluation. There were no fatalities and no fire although the aircraft sustained severe damage. A section of Middle Burningtown Road will be closed until at least late day on Friday as investigators sift through the wreckage and work to determine the cause of the accident.

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