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Timeline Of The Tragedy

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By Kristin Beck

4:32 p.m. - Call comes in to Carroll County Dispatch.

5 p.m. - Carroll County Superintendent Lisa James arrives at the accident scene.

5:12 p.m. - Two helicopters are on scene. The first helicopter flies out.

5:16 p.m. - The second helicopter flies out.

5:17 p.m. - Emergency crews perform rescue tasks that sound as if they are beating on top of the bus.

5:18 p.m. - A third helicopter flies in. Workers begin to secure the bus by putting poles and ladders underneath it.

5:22 p.m. - A fourth  helicopter flies in.

5:24 p.m. - A patient is loaded into the third helicopter.

5:27 p.m. The third helicopter flies out.

5:30 p.m. The fourth helicopter flies out with a fourth patient.

5:31 p.m. EMS transports a child on a stretcher from the scene to an awaiting ambulance.

5:41 p.m. A fifth helicopter flies in, but does not land.

5:45 p.m. Crews begin cleaning up the scene.

5:48 p.m. Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite arrives on the scene.

5:58 p.m Crews put up scene tape across both sides of Boone Road around the scene.