With pilot and two paramedics on board, the helicopter started spinning shortly after take off and crashed about 20 seconds later, causing fatal injuries to pilot Patrick Mahany.The helicopter hit a parked pickup truck and travel camper and the helicopter was consumed by the ensuing fire. Flight paramedic Dave Repsher was burned in the crash… Read more »
Security video shows helicopter search light spinning to the left. The video shows that the helicopter entered a steep descent and impacted the side of the hospital building and parking lot at night. Operated by Air Methods for ARCH Air Medical. Pilot named here as Ronald Rector
We have a recent report in of an emergency landing at 10.28pm of an EMS helicopter near the junction of New River and Cross Mountain roads in New River, Arizona – northern outskirts of Phoenix. Air Methods operating for “Guardian Air”
Very heavy field landing of an EMS helicopter – helicopter was headed from Seminole Airport to the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Skids collapsed, main blades sliced tail boom. All four POB injured, noting that no patient was on board.
Chin window damaged by patient trolley and helicopter taken out of service until new parts fitted. Life Link III operate five Bell 407s – N404LL through N408LL so presumably one of these was the subject aircraft
Intoxicated person approached helicopter outside pilot’s peripheral vision while at flight idle and with the patient on board being stabilised. New helipad lacked chain or fence to stop anyone approaching pad, which is adjacent to public-access area
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.
Emergency landing while en route to an accident scene – smoke in the cockpit.Â Registration assumed as this is the only helicopter operated by Martin County on this work and our report stated “Martin County LifeStar”
While en route to a medical emergency at Steele, LifeSaver 1 from Birmingham was struck by a goose and landed in the parking lot at Margaret Elementary School. ** NOTE ** Registration is assumed from operator website. Â The FAA repors code “LSV1” which refers to “LifeSaver 1” and recent photos on the LifeSaver 1 facebook… Read more »
Damaged in hangar prior to being put into service.Â Fixed wing aircraft manoevred and struck helicopter twice, causing two long scratches, which are reported as “relatively minor” were then covered up using a marker pen.Â All activity caught on hangar video surveillance.Â Gadsden Police on the case
Emergency landing due to mechanical issue.Â Upon inspection by the mechanic, a clogged left hydraulic filter was found which had made the collective feel stiff. After replacement, the aircraft was returned to service.
The EMS pilot took off with patient on board, but shortly after take off not notified the on-scene engine crew that they had smoke in the cockpit and were declaring an emergency.Â Landed safety and patient to hospital by land ambulance
On final approach to Miami Valley Hospital’s south helipad, the aircraft struck a bird. The pilot continued with his landing. The aircraft was inspected and no damage was found. It was returned to service.
Pilot had reported that he was calling in to a nearby airport for refuel shortly before.Â Air Ambulance crashed in open countryside killing the three crew – Randy Bever, 47, a nurse, Chris Frakes, 36, a paramedic, and James Freudenberg, 34, the pilot – and the patient Terry Tacoronte, 58
While loading patient, an ED technician dressed in a blue plastic gown came sprinting around from the far side of the aircraft.Â The pilot was able to intercept this individual but not before he had come under the rotor disk and near the tail. While loading patient at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT, an ED… Read more »
AirMed was responding to a rollover on I-84 when the rotor struck a metal pole on the side of the road. The craft raised 10 feet in the air and began tipping on its side before the pilot brought it down hard on both skids, which splayout out.