FAA: 4 dead in Missouri medical helicopter crash

By the Associated Press | August 26, 2011 | 10:10 PM EDT

MOSBY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a medical helicopter has crashed in northwestern Missouri, killing all four people onboard.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the helicopter carrying three crew members and a patient went down Friday evening near the town of Mosby, about 20 miles northeast of Kansas City.

Lunsford says the Eurocopter AS-350 helicopter was en route to the Kansas City suburb of Liberty and had stopped at an airport in Mosby for fuel. There was no immediate indication of what caused the crash.

It was not immediately clear where the patient was from or where the flight originated. Lunsford says the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are sending investigators to the scene.