Jun 7, 2013 9:40 AM
Federal investigators will comb through the wreckage of a medical helicopter that crashed in Clay County killing all three crew members late Thursday night.
Officials say the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. in Manchester. The aircraft crashed into the parking lot of Paces Creek Elementary School, narrowly missing the building. It did damage a power line next to the school.
Officials say the crew had just transferred a patient to a Laurel County hospital and were on their way back to their base, near the school. Pilot Eddy Sizemore, flight nurse Jesse Jones and flight paramedic Herman Lee Dobbs were all killed.
Witnesses say there was dense fog in the area where the crash happened, but it remains unclear what led to the crash.
Sizemore was a deputy with the Laurel County Sheriff's office. A coworker said he was in law enforcement for more than 20 years, but his passion was always flying. Sizemore was also a Vietnam vet.
According to a post on the Air-Evac Facebook page, Dobbs was recently awarded his wings and made his first patient flight on Wednesday.