Oklahoma’s Own News 9 // April 17, 2014

Charity Group Raises Big Money For Eagle Med Crash Survivor

BY MATTHEW NUTTLE, NEWS9.COM

OKLAHOMA CITY - A national charity is helping the family of a man who was severely injured after his medical helicopter went down in Oklahoma City back in February 2013.

It was a cold winter morning on Feb. 22, 2013. Billy Wynne was a medic, en route to a call of cardiac arrest just before 6 a.m. when the medical helicopter he was in fell out of the sky and burst into flames.

The chopper came down like a rock in between two buildings near Northwest Expressway and Council Rd. in Oklahoma City. Nursing home employees nearby, who were undergoing a shift change at the time, rushed to the wreckage to douse the blaze and rescue any survivors.

Pilot Mark Montgomery and nurse Chris Denning were killed on impact, but Wynne was pulled from the wreckage. He was still alive, but badly burned and had many broken bones.

Wynne's road to recovery has been long and extremely difficult. He had broken his back, had his left leg amputated at the knee and lost all of his fingers on his left hand. And though his path has been arduous, his only wish was to be able to recover well enough to help his wife, who was with him every step of the way.

theChive's Chive Charities answered the call to action. The group's goal was to get Wynne a brand new 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser. With Wynne's injuries, the vehicle would need to be modified so he could accelerate and brake using his hands...

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