3 Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash

Created: 01/03/2013 8:54 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Three people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed near the Minnesota border.

The chopper went down around 9 p.m. Wednesday in a field near Ventura, Iowa, which is just west of Mason City.

The helicopter was on its way to pick up a patient when it went down. The pilot and two nurses were killed.

The FAA is investigating the cause.