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Parents’ Thoughts on Helicopter Ambulance Safety

Friday, October 23, 2009 — Robert and Brooke Blockinger

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Near midnight on October 15, 2008, an Air Angels emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter collided with a transmission tower near Aurora, Ill., en route at night from Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, Ill., to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. At the controls of the Bell 222 was a single pilot who was killed. Also killed […]

Unsaved: The Deadly Medical Helicopter Accident Record

Friday, October 23, 2009 — David Evans

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Unsaved: The Deadly Medical Helicopter Accident Record

On the flight to or from the hospital, one should not run the greater risk of maiming or death. Yet that is precisely the mortal dilemma, based on two fatal accidents involving emergency medical service (EMS) helicopters in June. On the moonless night of 8 June 2008, a Bell 407 helicopter, operated as “Med 12” […]

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