January 22, 2024 | Air Evac Lifeteam Facebook Post | Weatherford, Oklahoma
We are heartbroken to report that three crew members have perished in an accident that occurred on Saturday, January 20. At 11:23 pm local time AEL’s Operations Control Center (OCC) lost contact with the aircraft, a Bell 206L3 with call sign N295AE. The crew is based out of Weatherford, OK, and was returning to base after completing a patient care transport in Oklahoma City when the OCC lost contact with them. Nearby AEL teams assisted local law enforcement with the search.
Our primary focus is on supporting the families and our team members. CISM teams have been sent to assist our team members during this time.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the names of our three colleagues. Pilot Russell Haslam, Flight Nurse Adam Tebben and Flight Paramedic Steven FitzGerald. We continue to hold their families in our hearts.
AEL has turned over the scene and investigation to the NTSB.