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Family of man dead in copter crash sues gov't for $15M ¬

"The widow of a flight paramedic killed in a 2008 crash of a Maryland State Police helicopter has sued the federal government for $15 million claiming air traffic controllers' errors and inattention contributed to the death."... Read the full article.

Medical helicopter crash kills 4 ¬

"A medical helicopter crashed into a field in suburban Aurora, Illinois, late Wednesday night, killing all four people on board, the Federal Aviation Administration said."... Read the full article.

Board: Lives lost 'needlessly' in medical helicopter crashes ¬

"The Safety Board is very concerned with the increasing number of these EMS helicopter accidents," said Robert Sumwalt, the NTSB's vice chairman. "We have had too many of them. The number is increasing. We need to do something about it. We need to do something about it right now."... Read the full article.

Medical helicopter crashes in Md. park, killing 4 ¬

A medical helicopter carrying victims of a traffic accident crashed in a suburban Washington park early Sunday after reporting bad weather, killing four of the five people aboard, authorities said... Read the full article.

Medical helicopter crash kills 3 ¬

A medical helicopter crashed into a farm field in southeast Indiana shortly after takeoff Sunday, killing all three people aboard... Read the full article.

Deadly crash renews debate on medical helicopters' risks ¬

A fiery collision that killed six people aboard two medical helicopters has underscored the dangers of emergency flights and renewed questions about whether they are worth the risks... Read the full article.

6 Killed and 3 Are Injured as Medical Copters Collide ¬

As an investigation continued into the cause of a deadly helicopter collision over the weekend here that left six dead, federal air safety officials said they were trying to understand a “disturbing level” of recent crashes... Read the full article.

3 hurt, 1 critically, in AZ medical chopper crash ¬

A medical helicopter crashed early Friday in northern Arizona as it was landing to pick up a patient, hurting three crew members aboard, one critically, officials said... Read the full article.

Surge in Crashes Scars Air Ambulance Industry ¬

A deadly trend of pilot errors, industry carelessness and poor government oversight has driven the number of air ambulance crashes to record levels... Read the full article.

Helicopter crashes at Spectrum; 2 hospitalized ¬

An Aero Med helicopter on a safety inspection flight crashed atop Spectrum Health in downtown Grand Rapids Thursday, injuring the pilot and a passenger... Read the full article.

Three killed in Wisconsin medical helicopter crash ¬

An A medical helicopter dropped off a patient and then crashed shortly after it took off on its return flight to Madison, killing the surgeon, nurse and pilot on board, officials said Sunday... Read the full article.

Investigators probe crash landing of MedEvac helicopter ¬

Lehigh Valley Hospital will not be airlifting patients until investigators have interviewed everyone involved in the crash of a MedEvac helicopter, officials said Saturday... Read the full article.

4 Dead In Huntsville Helicopter Crash ¬

Four people were killed when a medical helicopter transporting a patient crashed Sunday in the Sam Houston National Forest, authorities said... Read the full article.

Air-Ambulance Safety Stats Set off GAO Radar ¬

A recent report calls for more FAA oversight and better record keeping as accidents appear to be climbing... Read the full article.

Med Flight helicopter didn't have recommended safety gear ¬

A The UW Med Flight helicopter that crashed near La Crosse did not have two pieces of safety technology recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration, but an official of the company that owned the craft said Monday it was installing them as quickly as it could on its 330-craft fleet... Read the full article.

NTSB: Mechanical Problems In Medical Helicopter Crash ¬

Federal investigators looking into a medical helicopter crash that claimed three lives have found problems with its fuel control unit, the Durango Herald reported Saturday... Read the full article.

Government urges tougher standards ¬

Federal authorities must tighten regulation of air ambulances if they are to curb an alarming increase in fatal crashes involving such aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday after reviewing 55 deadly mishaps, including a 2003 crash in Mendocino County... Read the full article.

Medical Helicopter Crash Kills 3 ¬

A medical helicopter crashed Sunday northeast of Los Angeles, killing the pilot and two crew members, authorities said. No patients were aboard when it went down... Read the full article.

Air Ambulances Are Under Fire ¬

An increasing body of evidence suggests there is a larger question to be asked about emergency-medical air transports: Do they benefit most patients?... Read the full article.

Three Killed in Crash of Medical Helicopter ¬

A medical helicopter that had just taken a critically ill patient to a hospital crashed in a wooded area in southwest Georgia early Monday, killing all three aboard... Read the full article.

Eleventh Medical Helicopter Crash In One Year ¬

Federal investigators are hopeful that the crumpled wreckage of the medical helicopter that crashed Monday night into the chilly Potomac River is holding clues as to what caused it to crash... Read the full article.

Darkness More Than Triples EMS Helicopter Crash Fatality Risk ¬

Post-crash fires, darkness or bad weather greatly decrease the likelihood of surviving an emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter crash, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine... Read the full article.

Medical helicopter crashes in Olympia ¬

Federal investigators were at Providence-St. Peter Hospital early Saturday examining debris from the second Airlift Northwest medical-evacuation helicopter crash in a month... Read the full article.

Investigation Into Fatal Medical Helicopter Crash Begins ¬

Investigators are at the scene of a medical helicopter crash near Jalapa in Newberry County that killed four people... Read the full article.

3 Killed In Medical Helicopter Crash ¬

Three crewmembers were killed Tuesday night when their medical helicopter crashed into a hillside near the Mendocino County town of Ukiah, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration reported... Read the full article.

Coroner: 3 Dead After Medical Chopper Crashes ¬

A medical helicopter crashed in a remote area in southwest Colorado, killing all three people on board Thursday afternoon... Read the full article.

Medical Helicopter Crash in Nevada Takes 5 Lives ¬

A medical helicopter airlifting a baby to a Reno hospital crashed in a remote area of northern Nevada, killing all five people aboard, authorities said... Read the full article.

Three Die In Medical Helicopter Crash ¬

Just before 10 p.m. Thursday night, people in Edmonds heard what sounded like engine trouble and then an explosion on the water. After officials discovered a Medevac never made it to its destination, the search was on... Read the full article.

3 Die In Medical Helicopter Crash ¬

The pilot and two nurses aboard a medical transport helicopter were killed when the aircraft crashed into Puget Sound north of Seattle on a flight back to its base, authorities said Friday... Read the full article.

Two Killed, Two Injured In Helicopter Crash ¬

Two people are dead and two are injured after a helicopter crash near the Gillespie County airport in Fredericksburg... Read the full article.

Medical Helicopter Crashes ¬

A medical helicopter carrying a heart patient crashed in a rural area, leaving the patient dead and three crew members injured... Read the full article.

4 Killed in Regional One Helicopter Crash ¬

A Spartanburg Regional One helicopter crashed during a patient transport. The pilot, flight nurse, flight paramedic, and patient were killed... Read the full article.

2nd Body Found From Helicopter Crash ¬

The body of 56-year-old Joseph E. Schaefer III, the pilot of a medical helicopter that went down Monday night in the Potomac River, was found yesterday near the crash site, as federal aviation investigators continued to inspect nearby Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction cranes to see if any of them had been hit by the helicopter... Read the full article.

LifeFlight Pilot Killed in Medical Helicopter Crash ¬

The Agusta K-2 helicopter crashed in the foothills above the Salt Lake Valley, killing Cowley, 49, and injuring Ward, 42, and paramedic Brian Allred, 34... Read the full article.

Medical Helicopter Crashes Since 1990 ¬

A medical helicopter carrying a 4-month-old girl with breathing problems crashes near the Texas-Oklahoma border shortly after taking off in fog, killing the baby and the three-person crew... Read the full article.

Ongoing Challenges ¬

"In fact, physicians of all kinds, primary care doctors, psychiatrists and anesthesiologists, cite below-market salaries in an expensive city, burnout from being on call for trauma coverage and sometimes inadequate administrative-academic support as reasons for leaving." Read the full article.

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