Bell 222 Helicopter CareFlite Crash

A Bell 222 helicopter with two CareFlite crew members were killed when their helicopter apparently lost its rotor, crashed, and caught on fire near Midlothian, Texas. The Bell 222 helicopter went down after taking off from its Grand Prairie hangar for a post-maintenance test flight. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the crash to determine a cause.

 The crash occurred near U.S. Highway 67 and Wyatt Road in rural Ellis County. The wreckage also ignited a large grass fire.  Firefighters immediately started to extinguish the fire, however there were no survivors.  Firefighters cut through a gate to get to the site, and getting water to the site was difficult because there were no hydrants in the area. A CareFlite representative confirmed the two crew members on the Bell 222 helicopter was a pilot and a mechanic.

 The rotor was located approximately 100 yards from the wreckage, and the tail section of the aircraft was in a cluster of small mesquite trees about 250 yards away. The Bell 222 helicopter crash site is approximately a quarter-mile west of U.S. 67 near an industrial area.  Where there are near two gutted, abandoned buildings that once belonged to a tire refurbishing company.

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