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KSAL Staff - October 19, 2016 12:52 pm

A commission that evaluates medical transport services has placed the accreditation of a Wichita, Kansas-based company on hold following the third crash of one of its medical helicopters in Oklahoma since 2010. Eileen Frazer, executive director of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, said Wednesday her agency will be looking for trends as it investigates the latest crash of an EagleMed LLC helicopter. Frazer says no decision will be made on revoking accreditation until investigations are complete. EagleMed spokesman Robbie Copeland said the company is cooperating with investigators. The crash occurred Tuesday night near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina. Spokeswoman Janet Sharp says a patient in the helicopter died, but it was uncertain whether the patient died due to the crash or a previous medical condition.

The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rural home and injured one person early Wednesday morning south of Beverly.

According to Beverly Fire Chief Jon Ahlquist, one person was flown to a Wichita hospital for treatment following the explosion and fire that happened around 7:30am Wednesday.

KSAL News will update the story when more details become available from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

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