PHOENIX (AP) - Three years after a medical helicopter crashed and killed the pilot and a nurse outside Phoenix, a paramedic who survived can still feel the cold and smell the fuel from that night.
Now a registered nurse, Derek Boehm has had 10 surgeries on his legs and walks with a limp. But he has few complaints.
He says the crash that seriously injured him three years ago Saturday also left him with a deeper appreciation for the little things.
The anniversary comes as a new National Transportation Safety Board report offers more details about the ill-fated December 2015 flight.
The report doesn't identify a cause of the crash but says the helicopter was traveling at high speed and nearly maximum weight over mountainous terrain.