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Two people were killed in a medical helicopter crash in Shelby County, Alabama, on Saturday.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a medical helicopter crashed in the area at approximately 3:00 p.m. local time. The crash occurred in a wooded area near Calera, Alabama.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people who were killed as pilot Darryl James and flight paramedic Ryan Seals. Both were employed by Air Evac Lifeteam, a medical helicopter service provider.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are cooperating in the investigation.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and said they were saddened by the tragedy.
The crash was the second medical helicopter crash to occur in the state of Alabama this year. In February, a medical helicopter crashed in a wooded area near Birmingham, killing all three passengers on board.