UW Med Flight

January 27, 2009 - 9:13am

There is no “magic bullet” solution to the spate of fatal helicopter EMS crashes over the last two years. 

Rather, investigation documents released by the NTSB on January 15 reveal a complex mosaic of multi-level human and technology failures behind nine of these crashes in 2007 and 2008.

July 30, 2008 - 9:46am

Neither of the two medevac Bell 407s that collided in midair June 29 over Flagstaff, Ariz., was equipped with TCAS or any kind of cockpit voice or data recorder, an NTSB spokesman told AIN.

July 9, 2008 - 8:01am

Eurocopter EC 135T2+, La Crosse, Wis., May 10, 2008–Three people–the pilot, a physician and a flight nurse–were killed when the Air Methods helicopter crashed into trees and the ground. The EC 135 hit the top of the ridgeline, where tree strikes and main rotor blade fragments were found, and the main wreckage landed on the far side of the ridgeline.