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4 killed in Life Flight helicopter crash in Coffee County

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The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency says all of the victims of the Saturday morning Life Flight helicopter crash have been recovered.

According to the Coffee County EMA the victims have been identified as Chad Hammond, Pilot; Stacey Cernadas, Flight Nurse; Jason Snipes, Flight Medic; and Zach Strickland, patient.

Officials say the victims will be transported to the Alabama Dept of Forensic Science in Montgomery.


Original: The Alabama Emergency Management Agency tells ABC 33/40 that a Life Flight Air Ambulance crashed in Coffee County.

Authorities say that all four people on board the Air Ambulance died, including three crew members and one passenger.

According to the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency, the aircraft went down and was reported missing around 12:17 a.m. March 26th, 2016 and was located approximately 7:02 a.m. March 26th, 2016.

Officials say the aircraft operated by Haynes, was a Life Flight helicopter assisting in an auto accident.

The National Transportation Agency will be the lead investigating agency and is scheduled to arrive on scene Saturday afternoon.

The Alabama Red Cross says they have been contacted and are preparing to support officials on scene.

The Alabaster Fire Department says one of the Flight Paramedics, Jason Snipes was one of the four people killed in the crash.

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