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3 killed in medical helicopter crash in eastern Arkansas

John Auld III died in the helicopter crash, according to Cbs News affiliate KSLA-TV.

DEWITT, Ark. — Officials say a medical helicopter has crashed in rural Arkansas, killing all three people on board.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirms the helicopter went down Sunday night near the Arkansas County town of DeWitt, about 60 miles southeast of Little Rock.

CBS News affiliate KSLA-TV reports John Auld III, of Shreveport, Louisiana, died on board the helicopter.

The identities of the other victims are being withheld pending family notification.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was flying from Pine Bluff to DeWitt at the time of the wreck.

FAA investigators are heading to the crash site, and the National Transportation Safety Board says it's investigating.

The Bell 407 helicopter belonged to Pafford EMS, which provides emergency transport in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. The company said on its Facebook page that it's "devastated by the sudden loss of three of our team members."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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