The sheriff was reported as saying Pilot Robert Krier with Ride the Sky Helicopters and passenger Steve Ahrendt, the owner of the cattle, were in the helicopter when it clipped a power line looking for loose cattle. Both occupants reported as suffering serious injuries.
Genesis East had its first test flight off their new helipad on June 6. The helipad, built in April, will enable faster patient care. MedForce will provide services with their N30IPH helicopter, reports WQAD News 8.
Midwest Medair has announced their groundbreaking ceremony for the MedAir 1 helicopter hanger at Audubon County Airport, Audubon, Iowa, this Friday. Everyone welcome for pictures, meet & greet, and a small informational session. Midwest Medical Transport Company is also having an open house that day on Friday, April 29, from 9-11 and you are welcome… Read more »
According to the pilot, he departed with 25 gallons of fuel and 80 gallons of chemical to spray a bean field near Cresco. About 5 minutes into the application, the engine lost power and the pilot initiated an autorotation to a water way on the side of a hill. Upon touchdown on the uneven terrain,… Read more »
Helicopter mechanic Jeffrey Lee Graham died on Friday morning while working on a Bell 47G helicopter at Hudson, Iowa. The press statement from Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office was brief but confirmed “a fatal workplace accident that occurred while maintenance was being done on a stationary helicopter”. The address of the location matches that of… Read more »
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital has finalized an agreement with Med-Trans Corp. to become the new aviation partner for LifeGuard Air Ambulance. Over the past several months St. Luke’s evaluated multiple opportunities to strengthen its air ambulance program. The hospital’s goal is to provide 24/7 air ambulance coverage to patients and emergency response teams…. Read more »
Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC), Mercy Medical Center Des Moines, and Air Methods are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Mercy One-Clarinda medical helicopter service on Tuesday, October 15th. The occassion will be celebrated with an open house held at the crew quarters behind the CRHC main building from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Cake and beverages… Read more »
Attorneys for Med-Trans Corporation have filed a response in federal court to a lawsuit filed by the family of a victim of January’s Mercy Air Med helicopter crash. see full story Details of lawsuit in Globe Gazette report here HeliHub.com page for this accident – 02-Jan-13 N445MT Bell 407 Ventura, US-Iowa (3F) File photo
Sheriff Rick Penning says the pilot, 48 year old Timothy Harmer from Boone was not injured as the helicopter he was operating for Vista Helicopter Service of Boone struck a Cornbelt Electric Powerline, which took out his tail-rotor and forced his landing in the cornfield
A new Mercy Air Med helicopter for Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa has arrived and has been transporting patients since Tuesday, Patti Peterson, RN, director of the Emergency Department at Mercy-North Iowa (see full story).
The AirEvac Lifeteam helicopter base which is currently under construction on the campus of Great River Medical Center is nearing completion, according to Chris Raymer, GRMC’s Chief Operations Officer. During their Monday meeting, Raymer told the hospital’s board of governors that the base is expected to begin flights on April 1 (see full story).
Clarinda Regional Health Center’s (CRHC) helipad has been undergoing some renoavation to accommodate the new 24-hour Mercy One – Clarinda medical helicopter service. Updates include adding an on-site 6,000 gallon fuel tank, running water and electrical service, additional lighting, and fencing around both the helipad and the fuel tank. These additions are part of a… Read more »
Clarinda Regional Health Center, 17-Jan-13
Wednesday 2nd January saw a bad start to 2013 with no fewer than four helicopter accidents in the US already recorded on the HeliHub.com accident pages. Two of these were EMS helicopters, a Med-Trans Bell 407 in Iowa and an Air Methods EC130 in Oklahoma. The former occurred after night fall and took the lives… Read more »
Three killed in night time accident north of Ventura – pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau and paramedic Russell Piehl. Reports state it was the helicopter based at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa. Post impact fire. Was en route from Mason City to Emmetsburg.
As of Monday, October 15th, Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) along with Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and Air Methods launched MercyOne-Clarinda, a medical helicopter program based at CRHC serving all of southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri, and southeast Nebraska. MercyOne manages the medical portion of the program and Air Methods operates the helicopter. A ribbon cutting ceremony (click… Read more »
Clarinda Regional Health Center, 18-Oct-12
Helicopter went AOG for unknown reason and was roaded out from field landing.Â We are 99% sure this was N911KX, although the press photo shows the registration etc all covered up.Â Compare to this photo of N911KX which is known to be based in Iowa.
Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC), Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and Air Methods/LifeNet have partnered to base southwest Iowa’s only air ambulance at Clarinda Regional Health Center.Â The Clarinda-based air ambulance will serve an initial area within a 40-mile radius of Clarinda and will have the ability to transport patients to medical centers in Omaha, Lincoln,… Read more »
Clarinda Regional Health Center, 15-Jun-12
The FAA has approved an (IFR low level helicopter infrastructure for use by Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.Â The infrastructure consists of five helipads in key locations throughout central Iowa (See full story)
The Iowa National Guard is getting six new helicopters, to replace the six Vietnam-era Chinooks Iowa troops left behind in Iraq.Â Â Colonel Greg Hapgood, a spokesman for the Iowa National Guard, says the Iowa Guardâ€™s old helicopters will be used by soldiers in another stateâ€™s National Guard (see full story)
The more than 6,000-square-foot metal building has space for three helicopters, storage rooms and a sleeping room for pilots. The exterior of the building has large fuel storage tanks and a helipad. (full story)
Wire strike during agricultural ops.Â 25 year old pilot Joseph Sailer of Shakopee Minnesota never saw the power line across the corn field.Â Press reported operated by Northland Helicopters but helicopter is registered to Scotts Helicopter Service
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center and LifeNet of Iowa, a critical care air medical transport company, announced today that a fully equipped, state-of-the-art medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee.Â According to CRMC CEO John Comstock, the aircraft will be tethered on the heli-pad at the CRMC, or in a leased hangar at the Cherokee… Read more »
Med-Trans Corporation has reached a mutual commitment with Mercy Medical Center North Iowa to become their new aviation partner for their helicopter ems program located in Mason City. Both parties recently completed the terms of a formal contract after nearly a 12-month process of selection during which the hospital focused on safety, experience and quality… Read more »
(DALLAS, TX â€“ SIOUX CITY, IA):Â Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has finalized an agreement with Med-Trans Corp. for them to become their new aviation partner for their regional helicopter ambulance service located in Sioux City, Iowa. Terms were reached after nearly a 12-month selection process, looking at significant factors such as customization of… Read more »