Rochelle medical helicopter crash kills pilot, 2 nurses

December 11, 2012 4:14:01 AM PST
Three people were killed after a medical helicopter crashed in Rochelle, which is located about 75 miles west of Chicago.

The helicopter was traveling from Rockford to Mendota.

According to the FAA, the helicopter was destroyed when it went down in a field midway between the two cities at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The helicopter was registered to Rockford Memorial Hospital. The hospital has not released information about the people who were killed, but a spokesperson says flight crews generally consist of two nurses and a pilot.

No patients were on board.

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