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Three Injured in Medical Helicopter Crash

A medical helicopter lost power and crashed shortly after takeoff in La Monte, Missouri, on Sunday, injuring three people on board.

The pilot of the Staff for Life helicopter managed to avoid crashing into a holding area containing jet fuel and propane tanks, thereby preventing a much greater disaster.

The pilot, a flight nurse, and a paramedic aboard the helicopter were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening spinal injuries. They are listed in serious condition.

There were no patients aboard the helicopter at the time of the crash. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.