REACH Air Medical Services and Cal-Ore Life Flight can confirm that an incident has occurred involving a Piper Cheyenne aircraft associated with our Crescent City, CA base. The plane departed from Crescent City Airport, Jack McNamara Field, for Oakland International Airport at approximately 00:29 AM PST today.
We lost communication with the aircraft at 01:05 AM PST. There were four persons on board: the pilot, a transport medic, a flight nurse and a patient.
At this time, we cannot provide the identity of those on board the aircraft, or other details, until family notifications have been completed. Any comment about the cause or other details of the incident would be unfounded speculation.
We are working with the Humboldt County Sheriffâ€™s Office who are leading the search efforts.
Further updates about this incident will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.
REACH Director of Business Relations