Air Medical Accident October 15, 2008
On October 15, 2008, an Air Angels Bell 222 helicopter impacted a radio station tower in Aurora, Illinois killing all on board including the patient, a 13-month-old infant.
Ron Battiato, Bill Mann & Col. Del Waugh,
You are always in my thoughts every day. I miss you all more than a simple typed sentence can express. Heaven has THE best flight crew, and I miss them everyday.
- H. Bigs, RN
William J. Mann, Jr./ Son
Bill, you brought so much joy to our lives in the 31 years you were with us. I love you dearly, I always will. You were so dedicated to your profession and I am so proud to call you son. I miss you so much, so saved so many lives, it is so tragic that you gave yours in the line of duty.
- Arlette B. Mann MOTHER of William J. Mann, Jr.
William J. Mann, Jr. - Flight Nurse,
I flew with Bill for the first and only time two weeks prior to the accident. Even in that short amount of time I saw how dedicated, caring and wonderful he was. Despite our brief encounter, I will always remember him for the hero that he is.
- Jason Divenere