TITLE

2010 Scores First Fatal HEMS crash

PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Air Safety Week;2/22/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Market Research Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the fatal aircraft accidents of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). It mentions that until now the year 2008 has recorded the maximum number of accidents in the HEMS industry with a total of 8 fatal accidents and 29 fatalities. The HEMS industry recorded one fatal accident in 2009. It further discusses the reasons and causes of aircraft crash on February 5, 2010, mentioned by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
ACCESSION #
48306242

 

Related Articles

  • Helo Training Help. Garvey, William // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/20/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 35, p70 

    The article focuses on the introduction of simulator training for light helicopters. It states the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board conducted a special hearing early in 2009 concerning the accident record of light helicopters used in emergency medical services, emphasizing pilot...

  • Life Saver or Life Taker?  // Air Safety Week;12/14/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 47, p2 

    Information on a webinar on helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations held on October 29, 2009 is presented. Robert Sumwalt, a member of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said that the Safety Board was concerned about the number of accidents in the HEMS...

  • First Aid in Flight. Chordas, Lori // Best's Review;Dec2006, Vol. 107 Issue 8, p104 

    The article discusses the risk of accidents that involve medevac helicopters in the U.S. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 64 medevac accidents occurred since 2002, which resulted to 62 fatalities. This increase in accident should be a wake-up call for manufacturers about...

  • On the Record.  // Flying;Jun2010, Vol. 137 Issue 6, p40 

    Several excerpts from the official summaries of the National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) regarding general aviation accidents in the U.S. are presented including the accident caused by the failure to maintain aircraft control during the airplane's landing, the emergency landing of a...

  • Helicopter Midairs Underscore 'See and Avoid' Principle. Phillips, Edward H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/6/2000, Vol. 153 Issue 19, p53 

    Highlights the results of the United States National Transportation Safety Board's investigations of helicopter midair collisions from 1990 to 1999. Helicopter types; Underscoring of the 'see and avoid' principle.

  • Pilot Error in Tour Crashes.  // Regional Aviation News;2/19/2007, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p4 

    The article focuses on findings by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) which stated that the probable cause of the 2005 helicopter air tour crash in Hawaii was pilot error. The NTSB determined that the pilot decided to continue flight into adverse weather conditions, resulting...

  • NTSB Sheds Some Light on Fatal EMS Crash.  // Air Safety Week;11/10/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 43, p3 

    The article reports on the investigation conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board on the medevac helicopter accident of the Maryland State Police in Maryland. According to its report, the helicopter crashed after encountering inclement weather and was unable to execute an instrument...

  • NTSB Preliminary Report Suggest Pilot Error in Fatal EMS Crash.  // Air Safety Week;11/10/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 43, p4 

    The article reports on the investigation conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board on the medevac helicopter accident of the Maryland State Police in Maryland. Accordingly to its report, the helicopter had no mechanical malfunctions, providing the strongest evidence was a pilot...

  • NTSB Probes PHI Crash.  // Air Safety Week;1/12/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p2 

    The article reports on the investigation concerning the fatal crash of Sikorsky S-76C helicopter operated by Petroleum Helicopters Inc. in Louisiana on January 4, 2009. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTB) is looking into the causes of the incident, which happened after the helicopter...

Share

Other Topics