EMS Pilot Ernest L. Jones Jr.

Photo of EMS Pilot Ernest L. Jones Jr.
Last Call: Mon, Jun 14th, 1999
Date of Incident: Mon, Jun 14th, 1999
Cause of Death: Aircraft Accident
Service Time: 30 years
Age: 49


His wife Dosette, and two children, Angela and Michael


Pilot Jones, along with three other crew members, died when their helicopter ambulance crashed in dense fog into a rural mountainside. They were heading home after a quiet day.

Jones was a pilot for Petroleum Helicopters, Incorporated since 1984. He served in the U. S. Army as a helicopter pilot. He earned the rank of captain with overseas service in Vietnam and served as a rotary wing section commander for the Iowa National Guard. Jones attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautics.


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Lexington, Kentucky 40506
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