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Survivor of Crash Remains In Critical Condition

Survivor of Crash Remains In Critical Condition

Posted - Jan. 12, 2003 at 3:36 p.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Life Flight nurse remained in critical condition today. He suffered severe upper body injuries from a medical helicopter crash that killed the pilot and a paramedic on Friday.

Pilot Craig Bingham and Paramedic Mario Guerrero were found dead at the scene by rescue workers. The craft went down in heavy fog. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

The fog was so thick rescuers had to rely on the smell of fuel to find the wreck.

Life Flight's two remaining helicopters have been grounded for now. A Life Flight airplane used to transport patients from St. George to Salt Lake City resumed operations Monday. Two other planes that fly trauma patients from other states to Salt Lake City hospitals will also remain grounded.

A public funeral service will be scheduled for Bingham and Guerrero later in the week.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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