WBEZ | helicopter crash http://www.wbez.org/tags/helicopter-crash Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 3 killed in medical helicopter crash in Illinois http://www.wbez.org/news/3-killed-medical-helicopter-crash-illinois-104307 <p><p>ROCHELLE, Ill. &mdash; Hospital officials say a pilot and two nurses were killed when a medical helicopter crashed in a field while traveling between two northern Illinois hospitals.</p><p>Rockford Memorial Hospital identified those killed as pilot Andy Olson and flight nurses Karen Hollis and Jim Dillow. In a news release Tuesday, officials at Rockford Memorial Hospital say they are grieving for &quot;three heroes who dedicated their careers to serving others.&quot;</p><p>No patients were aboard when the helicopter went down Monday night in Rochelle, about 70 miles west of Chicago. A spokesman for the Rockford hospital says its helicopter was flying to pick up a patient at a Mendota hospital.</p><p>Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the FAA is helping the National Transportation Safety Board investigate to determine what caused the crash.</p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/3-killed-medical-helicopter-crash-illinois-104307