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Matt Mathews killed; Kim Ramsey and Ryan Setzkorn injured in EagleMed helicopter crash near Eufaula, Oklahoma

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:24pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015

One Killed, Two Injured In Oklahoma Medical Helicopter Crash

 FAA investigators went to the site and the National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating.

Medical Helicopter Crash Reported in Oklahoma

The helicopter was headed to McAlester, Oklahoma from Tulsa.

FAA: EagleMed Chopper Crashes Near Lake Eufaula

The chopper, headed from Tulsa to McAlester, went down west of Lake Eufaula, near the Canadian River.

EagleMed helicopter crashes in Oklahoma; 1 dead, 2 injured

EagleMed, of Wichita, said in a statement that all three on board the helicopter were EagleMed employees.

Man killed in OK helicopter crash has ties to Upstate

Matthews was the pilot when the medical helicopter went down in a rural area of McIntosh County, Oklahoma. 

Aviation Lawyer Says Eufaula EagleMed Crash Not A Wake-Up Call

A lawyer, who has represented a victim in a previous EagleMed crash, said Thursday night's crash is no wake up call for the air ambulance industry. There have been so many fatalities, he said, it's past that point. 

Eufaula Helicopter Crash Is Fourth For EagleMed In State Since 2010

It's the fourth fatal incident in Oklahoma since July 2010 involving a medical helicopter operated by EagleMed.

NTSB Investigators Sift Through EagleMed Crash Site In Oklahoma

"We have got a fairly large team," NTSB investigator Tom Latson said. "At this time, we have three FAA inspectors on scene and three accident investigators from the aircraft manufacturer."

Investigator: Pilot encountered lowering clouds before crash

A federal investigator says the pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed last week in eastern Oklahoma had encountered a lowering cloud ceiling and was trying to turn the aircraft around before it struck trees and rocky terrain.

Memorial Fund for Matt Mathews

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Matt's life insurance will not cover his 16-year-old son's future or the financial obligations due to Matt's tragic death. We have been approached about how one could help in a seemingly helpless situation. We ask that you consider contributing to his memorial fund to help with some of the financial burdens of the funeral and many other expenses.

Funeral for medivac pilot held in Anderson

Matt Mathews, the pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed last week in rural Oklahoma, was laid to rest Friday with full military honors.
An EagleMed helicopter en route from Tulsa to McAlester carrying three employees went down around 11:25 p.m. Thursday near Eufaula, Oklahoma, according to FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford. The pilot,  Matt Mathews, was killed and nurse Kim Ramsey and paramedic Ryan Setzkorn suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The accident site is about 65 miles south of Tulsa.
People Involved: 
Matt Mathews
Kim Ramsey
Ryan Setzkorn
Tulsa, OK

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