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Cumulative Toll of Helicopter Ambulance Crashes Tops $100 Million

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 — David Evans

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The fatal crash 16 October of a medical evacuation helicopter in Aurora, IL, brings to 13 the number of such helicopters destroyed in accidents in the last 12 months. But the greatest loss is not the broken, bent aluminum; rather, it is the deaths and injuries to the 42 of the 44 crews and medical […]

Safety of Helicopter Ambulances Questioned by Maryland State Senators

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 — David Evans

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In the wake of a deadly helicopter ambulance crash in Maryland last month, two state senators have sent a letter to officials responsible for the safety of such operations demanding a host of detailed answers. “We owe the victims of this crash a response to these issues and we can’t hide behind the investigation,” said […]

The Excessive Risk in Air Rescue

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 — David Evans

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By James Hall Like the rest of the country, I was deeply saddened by the fatal crash of an emergency medical services (EMS) Eurocopter Dauphin II helicopter on September 28 in Maryland which killed four and left another in critical condition.  But as a former Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, this trend is […]

Accidents and Incidents 10/11

Saturday, October 11, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (5 October – 11 October 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 5 October Barberton, SOUTH AFRICA Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander Reg: ZS-OSD Aircraft crashed in the Barberton mountain area. 9 Fatal 5 October Moscow, RUSSIA Krasair-operated Boeing 757-200 Reg: EI-DUD Aircraft was climbing through 1,800 meters (6,000 feet) […]

Accidents and Incidents 10/04

Saturday, October 4, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (28 September – 4 October 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 28 September Istanbul, TURKEY Onur Air-operated Airbus 320-200 Reg: TC-OAD Aircraft returned to Istanbul after the autopilot failed about one hour into the flight. The landing went without any further incident. 100 Uninjured After repairs were […]

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