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Authorities on Wednesday identified three crew members whose medical helicopter crashed in an area east of Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday evening.
Air Methods, the medical helicopter company that owns the AS350, announced the names in a press release Wednesday.
"Last night we received tragic news that one of our Airbus AS350 B3 helicopters went down near Apache Junction in Arizona. The aircraft was carrying three crew members, and it is with a heavy heart that we must confirm that Pilot David Schneider, 51, and Flight Nurse Chad Frary, 38, were fatally injured," wrote Air Methods spokeswoman, Christina Brodsly.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones. Flight Paramedic Derek Boehm, 38, is the sole survivor and is in fair condition."
The chopper went down after 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET), according to FAA spokesman, Ian Gregor.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated by the NTSB and the FAA.