Pilot dies in medical helicopter crash

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Frisco, Colo. – A pilot of a medical helicopter died after the chopper spiraled out of control in Colorado.

The Flight for Life Colorado helicopter took off from a medical center in Frisco, about 70 miles west of Denver, then crashed and burst into flames shortly after.

Emergency crews pulled a medic and nurse from the chopper.

They were taken to hospitals in Denver.

The pilot, 64-year-old Patrick Mahany was trapped and died at the scene.

Mahany had been a Flight for Life pilot since 1987. He was also a Vietnam War veteran.

No patients were on board.

The NTSB is investigating the crash.


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