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Pilots' texts contributed to Missouri air ambulance crash: NTSB

(Reuters) - The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Missouri in 2011, killing all four people on board, was distracted by personal text messages that day and during the fatal flight, federal safety investigators said on Tuesday.Full story

'It's an emotional day for the staff'

  On the day Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was transffered aboard an air ambulance from Tucson to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston, NBC's Brian Williams met with her staff who describe what the day means to them.

Rescue in the Mountains, Part 6

  Dick Stoops makes one last push to complete the final part of the mission. Will they finish the airstrip so Stan can land an air ambulance in Medor?

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  Chopper crashes into neighborhood, kills 3

Amateur video shows a medical helicopter on fire after it crashed into a Tucson, Ariz., neighborhood. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown reports.

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U.S. Army soldiers carry a seriously wounded comrade to a medical helicopter as others attend Pvt. James Stennett, left, who was caught in the blast of an IED
U.S. Army soldiers carry a seriously wounded comrade to a medical helicopter as others attend Pvt. James Stennett, left, who was caught in the blast of an IED

In this Friday, July 29, 2010 photo, U.S. Army soldiers carry a seriously wounded comrade from 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, to a medical helicopter as others attend Pvt. James Stennett, left, who was caught in the blast of an improvised mine near Command Outpost