CHRISTMAS VALLEY, OR -- An AirLink helicopter crashed in Christmas Valley Wednesday, just after 5:30 p.m. According to State Police, the chopper came down at the airport. High winds were reported in the area at the time. Everyone on board was taken to the Bend hospital. There were no fatalities.
AirLink's parent company issued the following statement:
Global Medical Response can confirm that one of its Med-Trans Corporation emergency air helicopters, based in Klamath Falls, OR, was involved in an incident at the Christmas Valley airport while enroute to pick up a patient. The incident occurred at 17:34 local time on May 18. The four crew members on board have been transported to St. Charles Bend Hospital for evaluation. There was no patient on board at the time.