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Ponca City native dies in helicopter crash

The Associated Press - November 21, 2017 10:06 am

Gideon Carmichael

According to DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing, Gideon William Carmichael, 25, with Carmichael Helicopters in Haskell, Texas, was the sole passenger in a Robinson R22 Beta helicopter that crashed in Electra, Texas, Monday afternoon.

A witness on the scene said a man was trying to get cattle back to their home when the tail of the helicopter got caught on a power line, and in a matter of seconds, the helicopter was engulfed in flames.

Carmichael was born and raised in Ponca City, the son of Hew and Beth Carmichael and the grandson of Charlene and the late Bill Carmichael. 


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