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07-Nov-17 N93PH Bell 206B Rolling Fork, US-Mississippi

Force landing during aerial application work.

07-Nov-17

Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

North Mississippi Medical Centre’s Careflight has recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Over the years they have had interesting cases and locations. From landing at a cemetery to a front yard, they have been busy. Al Wright, a paramedic who has flown with Careflight since 1987, has stated how joining the flight crew back then was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-17

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Singing River and Ochsner bring EMS EC135 to Gulf Coast

Singing River and Ochsner bring EMS EC135 to Gulf Coast

Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health System today announced a new partnership that will bring lifesaving helicopter transportation to the Gulf Coast area. Effective today, the Ochsner Flight Care Program, operated by Med-Trans Corporation, will base a helicopter at Ocean Springs Hospital and will be available to provide emergency air transport for critically ill… Read more »

Source: Ochsner, 15-Jun-16

Air Methods expands relationship with North Mississippi Medical Center

Air Methods expands relationship with North Mississippi Medical Center

Area residents’ access to air medical services will be enhanced through a new agreement between North Mississippi Medical Center and Air Methods that will go into effect in 2016. The agreement will include combining NMMC’s CareFlight medical helicopter service based at Tupelo Regional Airport, Air Methods’ base at Winona/Montgomery County Airport and a new base… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Jan-16

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

The new Columbus police chief will have to decide what to do with the department’s biggest but most unused tool. See Full Story

Source: WTVA, 16-Nov-15

Airbus Helicopters names new Site Manager for Columbus plant

Airbus Helicopters names new Site Manager for Columbus plant

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman to the position of Director/Site Manager for the company’s Columbus, Miss. helicopter assembly plant and operations. In this position Boman is responsible for management and administration of the Columbus facility, including compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration and Defense Contract Management Agency regulatory agencies, human resources, safety and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Jun-15

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

The lone survivor of a helicopter crash in Saucier has filed suit against manufacturers of the aircraft and its turbo-shaft engine. See Full Story

Source: Sun Herald, 15-May-15

30-Mar-15 N50KH Bell 206L.1 Saucier, US-Mississippi (2F)

Helicopter down with two fatalities (named here as Steve Cobb and pilot Brandon Ricks) and one serious injury (Brendan Mullen). Bell 206L1 was contracted to US Forestry Service and the crew were working on a prescribed burn of 800 acres in the Desoto National Forest.

30-Mar-15

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First US-produced AS350 AStar rolls off Columbus final assembly line

First US-produced AS350 AStar rolls off Columbus final assembly line

The first Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopter completely assembled in the U.S. has received airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration and will soon begin completion for delivery. The AS350 B3e rolled off the Airbus Helicopters Inc. final assembly line in Columbus, Miss. at the end of December, meeting a schedule set nearly two years… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Air Methods acquires Baptist LifeFlight

Air Methods acquires Baptist LifeFlight

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it acquired the four bases of Baptist LifeFlight, owned by Baptist Health Care (BHC) of Pensacola, Fla. The change is effective immediately, with continued service to three states along the Gulf Coast, including the Florida panhandle, southern Alabama up to Montgomery,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Jun-14

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Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Captain Ron Kelly of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Wing accepted delivery Tuesday of an Airbus Helicopters Inc.AS350 B3eAStar produced for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The new law enforcement-equipped helicopter is a Mississippi-built product. Kelly, commander of the Highway Patrol Air Wing, said the AS350 B3e was clearly the best aircraft for… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jun-14

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Air Methods to launch air ambulance in Winona

Air Methods to launch air ambulance in Winona

A company spokesperson says Air Methods was approached by MedStat’s program director to see if they were interested in continuing air medical service in the community.  See full story

Source: WTVA, 15-Jan-14

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UMMC contracts with PHi Air Medical for third helicopter

UMMC contracts with PHi Air Medical for third helicopter

Addition of a third AirCare helicopter, which would be based at UMMC Grenada this spring, promises to save lives by quickly transporting patients to hospitals while providing advanced-life-support services en route. AirCare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency flight service, bases its current helicopters at the main UMMC campus in Jackson and at Key… Read more »

Source: UMMC, 14-Jan-14

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09-Jan-14 Boeing CH-47 Laurel, US-Mississippi

Safe emergency landing made with no damage to aircraft.  Helicopter AOG awaiting engineer

09-Jan-14

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28-Nov-13 N44DQ Robinson R44 Tunica, US-Mississippi

Substantially damaged after tail hit ground during hover

28-Nov-13

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20-Oct-13 N911ES Eurocopter AS350B2 Madison, US-Mississippi

Force landed in a field after bird strike

20-Oct-13

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American Eurocopter names new head of Columbus production plant

American Eurocopter names new head of Columbus production plant

American Eurocopter has named Samuel Adcock to the position of Vice President – General Manager of the company’s helicopter production plant in Columbus, Miss. Adcock will assume his new role October 7. He will oversee all operations at the Mississippi plant, will be a member of the American Eurocopter Executive Committee and report directly to President and… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 04-Oct-13

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19-Sep-13 N810LE Eurocopter AS350B2 Canton, US-Mississippi

Force landing in field with patient on board – photos show tail boom separated, starboard skid collapsed.  Pilot injured his back.  Helicopter was en route to Baptist Medical Center in Jackson from Pioneer Community Hospital in Ackerman.

19-Sep-13

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Mississippians call on Congress to restore funds for UH-72A program

Mississippians call on Congress to restore funds for UH-72A program

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee joined leaders of EADS North America and American Eurocopter at a rally Thursday to call on Congress to restore funding for the Army’s UH-72A Lakota helicopter in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The rally took place at EADS… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 31-May-13

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New UH-72A Lakota production head named

New UH-72A Lakota production head named

Mike Spears has joined American Eurocopter as Senior Director, Lakota Production and Retrofit at its Columbus, Miss. production facility that produces theUH-72A Lakota helicopter. Spears replaces Fred Gerard, Senior Director of LUH Production, who is taking a leadership position with Airbus in Mobile, Ala. In his new position Spears will lead American Eurocopter’s team in continuing its record… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 01-May-13

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DeSoto County Sheriff adds JetRanger

DeSoto County Sheriff adds JetRanger

DeSoto County Sheriff  is buying a 1976-build Bell Jet Ranger helicopter from the Georgia State Highway Patrol (see full story) File photo

06-Feb-13

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DeSoto Parish Sheriff acquires R44 from DeSoto County Sheriff

DeSoto Parish Sheriff acquires R44 from DeSoto County Sheriff

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has a new weapon to help fight crime.  The Sheriff recently bought a Robinson R44 Helicopter from the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi.  (see full story)

22-Oct-12

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27-Mar-12 Bell OH-58 McComb, US-Mississippi

Pilot smelt burning and made emergency field landing close to road intersection.  Helicopter burned out on the ground.  Although fitted with spray bars, operator Custom Air said no chemical was on board.  Custom Air have three OH-58s registered to them – N128NS (70-15128), N354NS (71-20354), N452MC (69-16110)

27-Mar-12

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02-Mar-12 Bell 206L Baldwyn, US-Mississippi

precautionary landing after a transmission light came on

02-Mar-12

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Two birdstrikes in two days create holes in two Eurocopters

Two birdstrikes in two days create holes in two Eurocopters

Bird strikes are not that uncommon with helicopters as most are operating at relatively low level.  But to have two EUrocopters make emergency landings on consecutive days with holes created by those bird strikes is unusual. On Wednesday a news gathering AS350B2 in Scottsdale, Arizona took a dove into the cockpit.  The helicopter is operated… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-11

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17-Nov-11 N389PH Eurocopter EC135P2+ Jackson, US-Mississippi

AirCare helicopter suffered bird strike and landed safely despite a hole in the wind shield.  Pilot to hospital.  On board burns victim patient onward to hospital by land ambulance

17-Nov-11

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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Strong community support, a hometown crew and a steadfast mission to always do what is best for their patients: the essential ingredients to a recipe for success that has allowed the Batesville Air Evac Lifeteam crew to faithfully serve northwest Mississippi since first taking flight in 2006.  (See full story)

Source: The Panolian, 24-Oct-11

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New US Coast-to-Coast speed record attempt

New US Coast-to-Coast speed record attempt

From: The World Record Helicopter Team & USA Academy Of Aviation Inc. French Valley Airport ( F70) Murrieta, Ca. Tel 951-551 6592- 951-600 2883. when: In September 2011. From Where: From Brown Airport, San Diego- to Savannah Hilton Head, GA, and back. Departure Time will be 6 o’clock AM. What is the current record and… Read more »

Source: World Record Helicopter Team, 12-Sep-11

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Cause of New Hampton B206 crash given

Cause of New Hampton B206 crash given

see also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 23-Jul-10 N40TA Bell B206 New Hampton, US-Mississippi [file photo]

Source: WCF Courier, 18-Jan-11

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26-Oct-10 Bell B206 Laurel, US-Mississippi

Gene Monteleone, 55, of Texas said he was flying his Jet Ranger helicopter from Waynesboro at about 8:15 a.m. Monday when the caution light came on.

26-Oct-10

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University of Mississippi Medical Center buys EC145 for AirCare program

University of Mississippi Medical Center buys EC145 for AirCare program

Grand Prairie, TX – From booth number 1423 at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, American Eurocopter today announced that the University of Mississippi Medical Center has purchased an EC145 for its Department of Helicopter Transport – the AirCare program. The helicopter is replacing one of their current aircraft and… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 11-Oct-10

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24-Sep-10 N132HD Bell OH-58 Taylorsville, US-Mississippi

The pilot was flying alone spraying chemicals on pine trees when the aircraft went down.

24-Sep-10

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MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

MedStat officials state a wide variety of patient types will benefit from the addition of this program and its offering to Winston County.

Source: Winston County Journal, 18-Sep-10

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MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

The company based in Winona officially began the air medical program in March and recently purchased a brand new helicopter from Eurocopter

Source: Winston County Journal, 01-Sep-10

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23-Jul-10 N40TA Bell B206 New Hampton, US-Mississippi

23-Jul-10

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MedStat EMS to base helicopter at Winona, Mississippi

MedStat EMS to base helicopter at Winona, Mississippi

MedStat EMS will base a medical helicopter in Winona to aid victims of traumatic injuries and critical illnesses, company officials announced

Source: Clarion Ledger, 29-Dec-09

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25-Oct-09 N57PH Bell B206 Eupora, US-Mississippi

25-Oct-09

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01-Sep-09 N33PX Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Mississippi (1F)

1-Sep-09 N33PX Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Mississippi

01-Sep-09

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Youngest to solo airplane and helicopters on same day-world record set

Source: World Records Academy, 29-May-09

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University of Mississippi Medical Center adds second helicopter

Source: WAPT, 30-Apr-09

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Delta Regional Medical Center will have helicopter on call beginning in June

Source: WREG, 11-Apr-09

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University of Mississippi Medical Center adds EC135 from PHi Air Medical

Source: Meridian Star, 01-Apr-09

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University of Mississippi Medical Center AirCare adds second helicopter

Source: WXVT, 23-Mar-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBi Helicopter

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-09

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Lamar County ends its Rescue 7 emergency helicopter agreement

Source: Clarion Ledger, 24-Feb-09

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