Mary Kricke


Age: 86


Summary: medical flight patient who was transported by a medical helicopter that later crashed in western Wisconsin and killed three crew members (Dr. Darren Bean, 37, nurse Mark Coyne, 53, and pilot Steve Lipperer, 39) while she was suffering from bleeding in her brain (possibly from a stroke or an aneurism) when she was taken from Prairie Due Memorial Hospital to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, in which authorities had released little information about the circumstances requiring the flight and what happened to the patient.



Cause of Death: Brain hemorrhage


Born: March 25, 1922


Died: May 11, 2008


Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin