Trooper First Class/Flight Paramedic Mickey C. Lippy was killed in a helicopter crash while performing a medical evacuation of two critically injured teenagers from Charles County, Maryland.
During the flight, the Eurocopter Dauphin helicopter encountered severe weather while enroute to the Prince George’s Hospital Center. The pilot, Stephen Bunker, diverted to Andrews Air Force Base to rendezvous with two ambulances to complete the transport of the patients. Shortly before midnight, the helicopter crashed several miles short of the runway in Walker Mill Regional Park.
Trooper First Class Lippy was 34 years of age and was appointed to the Maryland State Police on October 1, 2004. He served the Aviation Command as a Flight Paramedic since April 25, 2007. He is survived by his wife and infant daughter.
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