Making EMS Flights Safer

Collogan, David
September 2008
Business & Commercial Aviation;Sep2008, Vol. 103 Issue 3, p66
Trade Publication
The article discusses issues concerning the safety of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopter. According to the author, chances of being involved in an accident are higher when emergency responders are being transport in an EMS helicopter. The implications of the investigation being done by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the June 29, 2008 collision of two Bell 407 EMS helicopters are discussed. The author argues that NTSB, EMS operators and the Federal Aviation Administration should collaborate to prevent EMS accidents.


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