This is a tragedy of monumental proportions for the victim, his family, friends and the good people involved at EAGLE III. We can't adequately express to you how deeply saddened we are by all of this. Our prayers go out to the family of the pilot on board. It is the commitment of EAGLE III that we do everything in our power to find the cause and make certain that this never repeats.

Out of our deep respect for our deceased co-worker, friend and family member, the flight crews at EAGLE III have pledged to continue our important life-saving missions throughout these difficult times.

We will get to this bottom of this tragedy. We will find out what happened and we will do everything humanly possible to prevent it from ever happening again.