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06-Nov-17 N7085M Robinson R44 Inwood, US-Iowa

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.

06-Nov-17

New Helipad for Genesis East

New Helipad for Genesis East

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.

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-17

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Midwest Medair to hold hangar groundbreaking ceremony at Audubon

Midwest Medair to hold hangar groundbreaking ceremony at Audubon

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 »

Source: Midwest Medair, 26-Apr-16

13-Sep-15 N135PA CHR Safari Stuart, US-Iowa

Crashed into corn field, minor injuries to pilot.  Helicopter is registered to Gary G Guisinger from the town where the accident happened

13-Sep-15

18-Aug-15 N5743W Bell 206 Cresco, US-Iowa

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 »

18-Aug-15

24-Jul-15 N1396X Bell 47G.4A Gilbert, US-Iowa

Substantially damaged after force landing in a field during aerial application work

24-Jul-15

Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

Helicopter mechanic killed while working on Bell 47

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-15

Trial date set in Mercy Air Med lawsuit

Trial date set in Mercy Air Med lawsuit

A trial date has been set for a lawsuit involving the Mercy Air Med helicopter that crashed on Jan. 2, 2013, near Ventura, killing three people. See Full Story

Source: Globegazette, 22-Dec-14

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06-Sep-14 N699TQ Robinson R44 Macedonia, US-Iowa (1F)

Struck powerline while on low level agricultural work.  Pilot died in hospital on 11th September from his injuries – and was named here as Chris Moore

06-Sep-14

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13-Jul-14 N230DM Robinson R44 Colfax, US-Iowa

Force landed in field  

13-Jul-14

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Iowa – St. Luke’s Hospital partners with Med-Trans Corp

Iowa – St. Luke’s Hospital partners with Med-Trans Corp

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 »

Source: UnityPoint Health, 29-Oct-13

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Mercy One-Clarinda celebrates first anniversary

Mercy One-Clarinda celebrates first anniversary

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 »

Source: CRHC, 15-Oct-13

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Attorneys for Med-Trans file response to Iowa fatal accident lawsuit

Attorneys for Med-Trans file response to Iowa fatal accident lawsuit

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

Source: KIMT, 21-Aug-13

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06-Aug-13 N83702 Bell 47G.3B.1 Vinton, US-Iowa

Tail boom severed by main blades during take-off.  Pilot reported here as Dick Sluke

06-Aug-13

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LifeNet to quit Cherokee Regional Medical Center on 15th August

LifeNet to quit Cherokee Regional Medical Center on 15th August

LifeNet Air Medical Services, a division of Air Methods, has announced that they will no longer be based on the grounds of Cherokee Regional Medical Center  effective on August 15, 2013.  see full story

Source: Chronicle Times, 02-Aug-13

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29-Jul-13 N1396X Bell 47G4A Beaman, US-Iowa

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

29-Jul-13

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Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet

Iowa National Guard showcases new helicopter fleet

The Iowa Army National Guard is very excited about having a new fleet with two new helicopter models – with six CH-47F Chinooks and two UH-72A Lakotas – see full story

Source: Fox 18, 11-Jul-13

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LifeFlight – first EMS Helicopter in Iowa to carry blood

LifeFlight – first EMS Helicopter in Iowa to carry blood

An Iowa air ambulance says it will soon carry blood and plasma to patients in flight. see full story

Source: WHO-TV Channel 13, 10-Jul-13

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06-May-13 Mosquito XE Waterloo, US-Iowa

Ultralight helicopter, believed to be a Mosquito Xe, crashed – injuring the pilot

06-May-13

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23-Apr-13 N51767 Enstrom F28C Glidden, US-Iowa

Crashed in open field with boom separated from cabin/engine area.  Helicopter had been hired by Iowa Department of Natural Resources for a geese count

23-Apr-13

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New Mercy Air Med helicopter is in service

New Mercy Air Med helicopter is in service

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).

Source: Globe Gazette, 04-Apr-13

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AirEvac base nearing completion

AirEvac base nearing completion

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).

Source: Blytheville Courier News, 21-Mar-13

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Clarinda Regional Health Center renovates helipad

Clarinda Regional Health Center renovates helipad

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 »

Source: Clarinda Regional Health Center, 17-Jan-13

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Bad start to 2013 – four helicopters down in US, including two on EMS work

Bad start to 2013 – four helicopters down in US, including two on EMS work

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-13

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03-Jan-13 N534LN Eurocopter EC135P2 Marshalltown, US-Iowa

Helicopter went tech at highway landing site

03-Jan-13

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02-Jan-13 N445MT Bell 407 Ventura, US-Iowa (3F)

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.

02-Jan-13

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25-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60T Cedar Rapids, US-Iowa

Helicopter grounded at Rockwell Collins facility after reported wiring issue that caused hydraulic problems.

25-Oct-12

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New EMS Bell 407 for Iowa and Missouri

New EMS Bell 407 for Iowa and Missouri

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 »

Source: Clarinda Regional Health Center, 18-Oct-12

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30-Sep-12 N530KD MD Helicopters MD530F Decorah, US-Iowa

Autorotated into field and turned over after engine problems while lifting power line pole . 2POB not injured

30-Sep-12

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26-Jul-12 N8092J Bell OH-58C Waukon, US-Iowa

Main rotorblade struck powerline

26-Jul-12

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14-Jul-12 N556MM Robinson R44 Red Oak, US-Iowa

Rotor blade struck vehicle on landing

14-Jul-12

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09-Jul-12 N2919W Bell 47G.3B.2 Treynor, US-Iowa

Main blades contacted tail boom during agricultural operations

09-Jul-12

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26-Jun-12 N911KX Bell 407 Pleasantville, US-Iowa

Helicopter went AOG for unknown reason and was roaded out from field landing.  We are 99% sure this was N911KX, although the press photo shows the registration etc all covered up.  Compare to this photo of N911KX which is known to be based in Iowa.

26-Jun-12

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26-Jun-12 N488MC Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

Tail boom struck fence on landing

26-Jun-12

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Clarinda Regional Health Center to add EMS Bell 407

Clarinda Regional Health Center to add EMS Bell 407

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.  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 »

Source: Clarinda Regional Health Center, 15-Jun-12

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Mercy Air Care celebrates 25 years helping Sioux City

Mercy Air Care celebrates 25 years helping Sioux City

Launched in 1987 with a LongRanger, and progressing to a BK117, Mercy Air Care in Sioux City now flies an EC135 (see full story)

Source: Sioux City Journal, 09-May-12

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FAA approves low-level IFR in Des Moines, Iowa

FAA approves low-level IFR in Des Moines, Iowa

The FAA has approved an (IFR low level helicopter infrastructure for use by Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  The infrastructure consists of five helipads in key locations throughout central Iowa (See full story)

Source: Air Traffic Management, 07-May-12

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12-Apr-12 N69HJ Hughes 269A Grinnell, US-Iowa

Substantially damaged due to ground resonance

12-Apr-12

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01-Apr-12 N911KX Bell 407 Pella, US-Iowa

Cockpit indication led pilot to make emergency landing at night.  Aircraft later checked out and cleared to fly

01-Apr-12

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Iowa National Guard to upgrade to CH-47F

Iowa National Guard to upgrade to CH-47F

The Iowa National Guard is getting six new helicopters, to replace the six Vietnam-era Chinooks Iowa troops left behind in Iraq.   Colonel Greg Hapgood, a spokesman for the Iowa National Guard, says the Iowa Guard’s old helicopters will be used by soldiers in another state’s National Guard (see full story)

Source: Radio Iowa, 30-Dec-11

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University of Iowa opens new AirCare hangar

University of Iowa opens new AirCare hangar

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)

Source: Press-Citizen, 17-Oct-11

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07-Sep-11 Tabor, US-Iowa

07-Sep-11 Tabor, US-Iowa

Robert Smith, 80, got out of helicopter on his own land, and accidentally walked into tail rotor. Non-life-threatening injuries.  Pilot named as Larry Inman of Randolph.

07-Sep-11

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02-Aug-11 N4771N Bell 47G.2 Charles City, US-Iowa

Force landed; damage unknown

02-Aug-11

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01-Aug-11 N51857 Bell 47G Joice, US-Iowa

Wire strike during agricultural ops.  25 year old pilot Joseph Sailer of Shakopee Minnesota never saw the power line across the corn field.  Press reported operated by Northland Helicopters but helicopter is registered to Scotts Helicopter Service

01-Aug-11

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25-Jul-11 N3880J Sikorsky UH-34D Wilton, US-Iowa (1F)

Agricultural ops, crashed into field, killing 54-year-old Hubert Dane Harris Jr., of Little Rock, AK.

25-Jul-11

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LifeNet of Iowa to base EC130 at Cherokee

LifeNet of Iowa to base EC130 at Cherokee

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.  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 »

Source: Chronicle Times, 30-Jun-11

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‘Grand Landing’ of Mercy’s new Air Med helicopter set for April 28

‘Grand Landing’ of Mercy’s new Air Med helicopter set for April 28

The public is invited to a “Grand Landing” Thursday, April 28, of Mercy Air Med’s new helicopter and Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa’s new medical transportation partner, Med-Trans Corp

Source: Globe Gazette, 19-Apr-11

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Sioux City’s Mercy Medical Center launches EC135

Sioux City’s Mercy Medical Center launches EC135

The EC 135 replaces one of the two aircrafts currently in Mercy’s fleet, with traffic collision warning systems common on commercial airlines, advanced weather indicators and night vision goggles.

15-Feb-11

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Med-Trans partnering with Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Med-Trans partnering with Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

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 »

Source: Med-Trans, 17-Jan-11

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Investigators: July 2010 Iowa crash caused by pilot error

Investigators: July 2010 Iowa crash caused by pilot error

see also HeliHub.com report – 28-Jul-10 N275RA Bell B206 St.Olaf, US-Iowa

Source: KCRG, 16-Jan-11

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Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City signs up with Med-Trans

Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City signs up with Med-Trans

(DALLAS, TX – SIOUX CITY, IA):  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 »

Source: Med-Trans, 13-Jan-11

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01-Aug-10 N39CP Robinson R44 Odebolt, US-Iowa

FAA preliminary report indicates this was a wirestrike

01-Sep-10

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28-Jul-10 N275RA Bell B206 St.Olaf, US-Iowa

28-Jul-10

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31-Aug-09 N Eurocopter EC135 Mediapolis, US-Iowa

31-Aug-09 N Eurocopter EC135 Mediapolis, US-Iowa

31-Aug-09

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28-Jul-09 N Rotorway Exec 162F Arlington, US-Iowa

28-Jul-09 N Rotorway Exec 162F Arlington, US-Iowa

28-Jul-09

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Bell Presents 429 To Its First Customer

Having been certified by American and Canadian authorities just a week earlier, the Bell 429 was officially presented to its first customer during a ceremony July 7 at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Québec, Canada.

Source: Bell, 16-Jul-09

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Jury awards $11.4 million after helicopter crash

Source: KWQC, 16-Jul-09

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Iowa helicopter case goes to jury

Source: Globe Gazette, 13-Jul-09

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Co-producer testifies at Walford helicopter crash trial

Source: Gazette, 30-Jun-09

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Whirlybird Helicopters – new piloting school takes off in Iowa City

Source: Gazette, 25-Jun-09

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Helicopter lawsuit over 2006 Iowa crash seen as ‘battle of experts’

Source: The Gazette, 12-Jun-09

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