Rockford Memorial Hospital’s REACT helicopter program has resumed full air and ground transport service. In December, a pilot and two flight nurses were killed in a crash while responding to an emergency call in Mendota.
Investigators have issued a preliminary report into the fatal medical helicopter crash earlier Dec. 10 near Rochelle. The NTSB report says the pilot notified the dispatch center about weather conditions and said he was aborting the flight. No further communications were received.