By Charlene Ramsey, RN, BSN, CCM
Catastrophic Case Manager
A paramedic helicopter went down in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. Three men were on board: a pilot, a nurse, and a paramedic. Each had served in the armed forces and had flown medical transport trips together for so long they were more than just colleagues; they were friends. A winter storm had blown through the day before, laying snow on the ground and making it a cold day in Arizona.