React helicopter http://northernpublicradio.org en Preliminary Report Issued in Helicopter Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/preliminary-report-issued-helicopter-crash <p>Investigators have issued a preliminary report into the fatal medical helicopter crash earlier Dec. 10 near Rochelle. The <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/" target="_blank">NTSB </a>report says the pilot notified the dispatch center about weather conditions and said he was aborting the flight. No further communications were received.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:58:12 +0000 Jenna Dooley 23248 at http://northernpublicradio.org Preliminary Report Issued in Helicopter Crash Pilot Of Medical Helicopter Reported Weather Issue Before Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pilot-medical-helicopter-reported-weather-issue-crash <p>Rockford Health System officials said Tuesday that the pilot of the medical helicopter that crashed near Rochelle Monday night was turning around because the aircraft encountered weather. Officials could not elaborate, but area residents reported sleet-like conditions at the time of the crash. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:47:48 +0000 Mike Moen 22593 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pilot Of Medical Helicopter Reported Weather Issue Before Crash