OFFICER DOWN-MD. STATE TPR MICKEY LIPPY
Trooper First Class Mickey C. Lippy
Maryland State PoliceMaryland End of Watch: Sunday, September 28, 2008
Incident Details Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 28, 2008
Trooper Mickey Lippy and Pilot Stephen Bunker were killed in a helicopter crash while performing a Medevac of two critically injured teenagers from Charles County.During the flight the EuroCopter Dauphin helicopter encountered severe weather and Pilot Bunker radioed to have two ambulances meet them at Andrews Air Force Base to complete the transport. At approximately 12:30 am air traffic controllers lost contact with the helicopter.
A ground search was initiated and approximately two hours later the wreckage was found in Walker Mill Regional Park. Both troopers, a Charles County EMT, and one of the two patients were killed in the crash.
Agency Contact InformationMaryland State Police1201 Reisterstown RoadPikesville, MD 21208 Phone: (410) 376-3187
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