BISMARCK, N.D. – A new report says a structural failure led to a 2018 air ambulance crash in Morton County, North Dakota that killed all three people on board.
The National Transportation Safety Board last month published its factual report, which outlines conditions and information of the aircraft, its wreckage, the weather, and autopsies. The report, however, doesn’t pinpoint the exact cause of the crash.
Bismarck Air Medical’s 1982 Cessna aircraft bound for Williston went down outside of Mandan in the late-night hours of Nov. 18th when it crashed.
It was determined through a preliminary investigation by the NTSB that the plane climbed to 14,000 feet traveling at around 270 mph. At some point, radar contact was lost and the plane broke apart and crashed into a field.
The crash killed pilot Todd Lasky, nurse Bonnie Cook, and paramedic Chris Iverson.