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US Helicopter Crash: Two Killed In Oklahoma
A medical helicopter has crashed next to a nursing home and a retirement community, killing two men and critically injuring a third.
There were two explosions after the chopper crash-landed about 100ft (30m) from the front door of the St Ann Nursing Home in the northwest of Oklahoma City.
Workers from the nursing home were able to pull the lone survivor from the wreckage shortly before the second explosion.
A man and a woman - the pilot and a flight crew member - died in the crash.
The man who survived, also a member of the flight team, remained in a critical condition in a city hospital.
A person on the ground also suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The helicopter was on its way to pick up a patient in Watonga, 70 miles away (113km), when it crashed.
Rachel Njafuh said when she arrived for work at the nursing home, flames and smoke were pouring from the wreckage.
"My colleagues pulled a man from the (helicopter) just before a second explosion," she said.
Fire Department Battalion Chief Marc Woodard said: "I think the pilot did a miraculous job landing it where he did.
"It's 65ft from a nursing home on one side and 150ft from a retirement village on the other."
The cause of the crash remained unclear.
The National Weather Service said conditions were clear.
Federal Aviation Administration investigators have combed through the debris at the crash site.
The helicopter belonged to EagleMed LLC, a Kansas-based medical transport company, said Lara O'Leary, a spokeswoman for the Emergency Medical Services Authority.
The crash was the second fatal EagleMed crash within three years.