Items of interest regarding Brantly helicopters.

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Postby HELISCAN » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:34 am

Today we learned of a Bell 206 crash in Florida. As you may know my wife Patsy received a liver transplant at the Mayo clinic, so you can imagine that this tragic crash is extremely sad to us. Please see the details below;

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/arti ... 3-on-Board

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The investigation into a helicopter crash that killed three people Monday morning will resume Tuesday.

Ten square miles of woods were burned, both on the crash site and the surrounding wooded areas after a helicopter carrying two Mayo Clinic employees and a pilot disappeared Monday. It was found later Monday, a pile of wreckage amid clipped trees.

Two of the three people killed have been identified.

Mayo personnel on helicopter:

•Cardiac surgeon Luis Bonilla, M.D., 49, from Rochester, Minn.
•Procurement technician David Hines, from Kentucky.
Both currently worked at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic.

The helicopter pilot who was not employed by Mayo has not been identified. There were no patients on board.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those involved in this tragedy. This is a great loss to the Mayo Clinic family and the transplant community," said William Rupp, M.D., vice president of Mayo Clinic and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida, in a statement.
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Postby 9121u » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:10 pm

ITS very sad news to here.
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