Medical helicopter crew, patient killed in Alabama crash

GOODMAN, Ala. -- Four people were killed in a helicopter crash in southeast Alabama, the state's Emergency Management Agency said.

Alabama EMA spokesman Greg Robinson said three crew members and a patient were aboard the ambulance helicopter when the crash occurred around 12:17 a.m. Saturday. Robinson said the downed helicopter was found after 7 a.m.

Coffee County EMA Deputy Director James Brown told WSFA-TV that the aircraft crashed after responding to a wreck in which the patient had a broken leg and was unconscious.

Troy Regional Medical Center CEO Teresa Grimes said in a Facebook post that the medical center "is saddened" by the loss of the crew and patient during the transport.

Robinson said the National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that it was investigating a helicopter crash in Goodman, Alabama.