Medical helicopter crashes on Chicago highway

Members of the Illinois State Police and the Chicago Fire and Police departments investigate the scene. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Four people were injured when a medical helicopter crashed on a highway in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday night, with one in critical condition, officials said.

The pilot made a "mayday" radio call from a Eurocopter 135 air ambulance at about 9:15 p.m. Central Time (0215 GMT Sunday), according to a Federal Aviation Authority statement. The helicopter crashed on a ramp of the Interstate 57 highway soon after, it said.

Local media reported that a patient on the air ambulance was in critical condition, while the pilot and two others on board were listed in stable condition in Chicago hospitals.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57