Public safety community mourns the loss of North Air Care flight team

Investigators have identified the two crew members who died and a third who was injured when a medical helicopter crashed at the Brainerd airport. North Memorial Health said pilot Tim McDonald and flight nurse Deb Schott died at the scene after the AgustaWestland A-109 helicopter crashed about 1 a.m. June 28th at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport. Paramedic Josh Duda was injured in the crash.

Funeral services were held Wednesday July 3rd for Schott at the high school in Howard Lake.   In addition to working for North Air Care, she was also an emergency room nurse and former member of the Winsted Police Reserve.

Funeral services for North Memorial Health Air Care Pilot Tim McDonald will be held on Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 1100hrs.  Services will be located at Celebration Church

Address:  16655 Kenyon Avenue, Lakeville, MN  55044
Visitation will be from 1000hrs until 1100hrs.

For all public safety agencies:  If you intend on sending personnel and vehicles for the service; please e-mail the following e-mail address: [email protected]

The information needed is:

  • Agency
  • Primary and Secondary Contact person with Cell Numbers and E-Mail addresses
  • Number of personnel attending service
  • Number and type of vehicles you intend on bringing (Example: Ambulance, Squad Car, Engine, Ladder Truck, Heavy Rescue, Brush Truck, etc.).

We are asking that vehicles arrive between 0800hrs and 0900hrs. Uniformed staff on site by 0900hrs. PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN 1700HRS ON JULY 8th.

Visitations are also scheduled for the following times:

Saturday, July 6th
Visitation        10:00 am to 11:00 am
Memorial Service    11:00 am to Noon
Siren High School
24022 4th Ave
Siren, WI 54872

Monday, July 8th
Visitation        4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Washburn-McReavey Glen Haven Funeral Chapel
5125 West Broadway Ave,
Crystal, MN 55429