KWTV // August 17, 2014

Eagle Med Crash Survivor Talks About Recovery, Courage Award


OKLAHOMA CITY - A paramedic aboard an Eagle Med helicopter barely survives a crash that claimed the lives of two of his co-workers. Now, a year and a half after that tragic morning, he talks about that flight and his recovery.

“It was towards the end of our shift,” Flight Medic Billy Wynne recalled about an emergency call on February 22, 2013.

“They said the call came in around 5:30 that morning,” Wynne said. “The pilot starts up the helicopter, everything's normal and we take off.”

However, Wynne, along with pilot Mark Montgomery and Nurse Chris Denning, never made it. The helicopter lost power several minutes into the flight and crashed near NW Expressway and Council Rd. in Oklahoma City. Wynne was the sole survivor.

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