A medical helicopter crashed in a Chicago suburb late last night, killing three crew members and a 13-month-old patient. The helicopter was headed to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago from just outside the city when it went down minutes before midnight. A hospital spokeswoman said the little girl was being transported to the hospital because of epileptic seizures.
The helicopter crashed in a field near a residential area in the suburb of Aurora and was engulfed in flames, police said. The aircraft may have clipped a wire suspended from a radio tower before tumbling to the ground. The incident was at least the ninth fatal crash in the past 12 months across the country involving medical transport helicopters.