Victims identified in fatal helicopter crash in Alabama

GOODMAN, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has identified the four people who were killed in a helicopter crash in southeast Alabama.

Alabama EMA spokesman Greg Robinson said Sunday the victims who died in the crash were pilot Chad Hammond, flight nurse Stacey Cernadas, flight medic Jason Snipes and patient Zach Strickland. Robinson says the victims were aboard an ambulance helicopter that crashed around 12:17 a.m. Saturday in Goodman, Alabama.

Robinson says the downed helicopter was found after 7 a.m.

Coffee County EMA Deputy Director James Brown tells WSFA-TV that the aircraft crashed after responding to a wreck in which the patient had a broken leg and was unconscious.

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