2017.11.19 – AirOne Bravo Helicopter Crash

Updated: 2017.11.20 13:42



Press Release:

Dustin Ross, Director

Pafford Air One






Pafford Air One

Pafford EMS Leaders and Personnel Mourn the Deaths of its Pafford Air One Medical Helicopter Crew

Pafford EMS sister company Pafford Air One based in Pine Bluff, AR involved in a Medical Helicopter crash

A Pafford Air One medical helicopter crashed early Sunday evening, November 19, in an isolated area near De Witt, AR killing the Air Methods pilot, Michael (Mike) Bollen 46 y/o from Hot Springs, AR ; a Pafford flight nurse, James (Jim) Lawson Spruiell, 61 y/o from Sulligent, AL; and, a Pafford flight paramedic (Trey Auld) John Auld III, 26 y/o from Shreveport, LA.  The crash occurred during a response from the helicopter’s station in Pine Bluff, AR to Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena, AR. The Bell 407 GXP medical helicopter is owned, operated and maintained for Pafford Air One by Air Methods Corporation.  The cause of the crash is not known. However, the investigation is in its early stages.  The NTSB’s expected arrival at the crash site is about midday on Monday, November 20.  Dustin Ross, Director for Pafford Air One says, “We are of course all devastated and profoundly saddened by the tragic loss of these valued EMS colleagues and friends. We will continue to try and comfort the crew’s families as well as everyone in our employ.”


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