Medical authorities are responding to a plane crash killing three members of the medical community.
CHI St. Alexius says that late Sunday evening a Bismarck Air Medical plane flying to Williston to assist in a patient transport went down prior to arrival.
They say, “A Bismarck Air Medical pilot and paramedic, along with a CHI St. Alexius Health registered nurse, were on board. There were no survivors.”
“It is a sad day here for both our organizations. We are grieving for the family members of those who were on board,” said Kurt Schley the CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck President and Dan Schaefer of Bismarck Air Medical and Metro Area Ambulance Operations in a joint statement.
The names of the deceased will not be released until family is notified.
CHI St. Alexius also states, “We are focused on supporting the families and associated from both organizations. We ask for your prayers and support at this very difficult time.”
The NTSB and the FAA will investigate the incident.
A Metro Area Ambulance airplane crashed in rural Morton County, killing all three people on board.
According to the Morton County Public Information Officer, the plane took off at 10:30 PM Sunday night. Air traffic control lost radio contact with the plane around 11:00 PM.
County officials say the Civil Air Patrol and a U.S. Air Force Rescue Team assisted the Morton County Sheriff’s Office with locating the plane.
Around 1:00 AM Monday morning, a debris field was discovered northwest of Mandan.
Officials say three people were aboard the plane. All three were killed in the crash.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office is still cleaning up debris and securing the scene as of 7:45 AM Monday. The incident remains under investigation.
Metro Area Ambulance Services provides emergency transport to Bismarck, Mandan, and surrounding areas.