US-Kentucky

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

1-Sep-2020

Emergency landing in field after engine issues... Read more

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

6-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Air Methods has had to close two of their LifeNet bases in Kentucky. The bases, one in London and one in Lebanon, had a total of 23 employees between them. Doug Flanders, Air Methods spokesman has said that many of those 23 have applied for other jobs within the company at other bases. Air Methods... Read more

Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

2-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

A Kentucky jury has decided that Bell must pay $21.7 million to the three families of the victims of a fatal crash in June 2013. The helicopter crashed feet from a helipad in an elementary school parking lots. The pilot, Eddy Sizemore and both paramedics Herman Dobbs and Jesse Jones were all killed. The representative... Read more

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

Aviation Museum of Kentucky puts Vietnam Cobra on display

23-Feb-2016Source: Kyforward

An exhibit on the Bell Helicopter model AH-1, called “The Cobra” and developed for the Vietnam War, is now open at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport, in Lexington. See Full Story... Read more

Case Dismissed Against Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone

Case Dismissed Against Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone

28-Oct-2015Source: NBC News

The case against a Kentucky man who was arrested after shooting down his neighbor’s drone was dismissed on Monday. See Full Story... Read more

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

26-Oct-15 Boeing AH-64 Elkton, US-Kentucky

26-Oct-2015

Emergency landing on sports field after suspected fire.  No injuries or damage.  Helicopter operating from Fort Campbell... Read more

PHI Air Medical closes base at Paducah

PHI Air Medical closes base at Paducah

6-Oct-2015Source: WPSD LOCAL 6

PHI Air Medical shut down services in Paducah. A spokeswoman out of Virginia says the base didn’t have enough volume to continue putting money into operations. See Full Story... Read more

Jewish Hospital debuts new helipad in Louisville

Jewish Hospital debuts new helipad in Louisville

14-Sep-2015Source: Whas11

Jewish Hospital is debuting its new helipad. See full story... Read more

Kentucky – Air Methods celebrates 15 years of service at Glasgow base

Kentucky – Air Methods celebrates 15 years of service at Glasgow base

5-Nov-2014Source: Glasgow Daily Times

Air Methods hosted an open house Wednesday at Glasgow Municipal Airport to celebrate 15 years of air ambulance service in Barren and surrounding counties. See Full Story... Read more

Kentucky Army Guard rolls out first of six UH-72A Lakotas

Kentucky Army Guard rolls out first of six UH-72A Lakotas

27-Apr-2014Source: Kentucky ANG

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson joined Adjutant General Edward W. Tonini and members of the Kentucky Army National Guard’s aviation community for the inaugural roll out of the Guard’s newest acquisition, the LUH-72 Lakota helicopter at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., April 24. The American-made LUH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter was specifically selected and... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam opens new base in Kentucky

Air Evac Lifeteam opens new base in Kentucky

15-Nov-2013Source: WSAZ

Air-Evac Lifeteam opened a new base in Inez, Kentucky. to provide quicker care to patients in crucial moments.  See full story... Read more

31-Aug-13 N6356X Bell 47G Sandy Hook, US-Kentucky

31-Aug-13 N6356X Bell 47G Sandy Hook, US-Kentucky

31-Aug-2013

Force landing.  No injuries... Read more

Heli-Expo 2016 to be in city with no direct international air links

Heli-Expo 2016 to be in city with no direct international air links

6-Aug-2013Source: Kentucky Exposition Center

The Helicopter Association International is bringing the largest helicopter-only trade show and convention to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky March 1-3, 2016. As the aviation industry’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community, the HELI-EXPO is among the largest trade shows in any industry in the United States. The show attracts... Read more

29-Jul-13 N1608D MD Helicopters MD500E London, US-Kentucky

29-Jul-13 N1608D MD Helicopters MD500E London, US-Kentucky

29-Jul-2013

Contacted low level wires, crashed and burnt out.  2/3 POB airlifted to hospital... Read more

Kentucky Guard breaks ground for new Army Aviation home

Kentucky Guard breaks ground for new Army Aviation home

15-Jul-2013Source: US Army

The legacy of aviation in the Kentucky Army National Guard took another step forward as ground was broke for a new center for operations in Frankfort, Ky., July 12. Kentucky’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini and local officials of Frankfort broke ground for a new Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) at Boone National Guard... Read more

Fatal Air Evac Lifeteam accident in Kentucky

Fatal Air Evac Lifeteam accident in Kentucky

7-Jun-2013Source: HeliHub.com

AEL statement on Facebook – We are saddened to confirm that three members of our Manchester, Ky., crew were killed in a helicopter accident late Thursday evening. We are devastated at the loss of these crew members who we consider family. We have no details regarding the cause of the accident but will be working with... Read more

06-Jun-13 N114AE Bell 206L Manchester, US-Kentucky (3F)

06-Jun-13 N114AE Bell 206L Manchester, US-Kentucky (3F)

6-Jun-2013

Late evening accident in the grounds of an elementary school on positioning flight back to base in Manchester after delivering patient to London.  Three fatalities named as  pilot Eddie Sizemore, flight paramedic Herman “Lee” Dobbs and flight nurse Jesse Jones.  Reports include mention of fog and that electricity lines have been cut and there are power... Read more

10-May-13 N94PH Bell 206B Heflin, US-Kentucky

10-May-13 N94PH Bell 206B Heflin, US-Kentucky

10-May-2013

Hit powerline while spraying.  Pilot walked away – he was named here as Michael Stewart... Read more

01-May-13 Frankfort, US-Kentucky

01-May-13 Frankfort, US-Kentucky

1-May-2013

Sergeant First Class David Gentry was on rapelling practice from a helicopter, but did not control/slow his descent in the last 60 feet and hit the ground very heavily and collapsed... Read more

PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

PHI Air Medical is title sponsor for Half Marathon

9-Apr-2013Source: Murray Ledger And Times

Most people in western Kentucky know PHI Air Medical through the familiar yellow and black helicopters that take sick and injured people to hospitals (see full story).... Read more

Kentucky Army Aviation helps keep the National Guard in the air

Kentucky Army Aviation helps keep the National Guard in the air

8-Oct-2012Source: US Army

It is often thought that a warrant officer in an Army Aviation unit is only a pilot. That is certainly not the case. The aviation field also demands that experts are on hand as maintenance technicians to ensure that those pilots have a working aircraft to fly. In the Kentucky National Guard, some aviation warrant... Read more

27-Jul-12 Louisville, US-Kentucky

27-Jul-12 Louisville, US-Kentucky

27-Jul-2012

Further details to be updated in the next 24 hours.  Please check back here later... Read more

Hensel Phelps awarded $43M contract for MH-47 hangar at Fort Campbell

Hensel Phelps awarded $43M contract for MH-47 hangar at Fort Campbell

11-May-2012Source: US DoD

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $32,450,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the design and construction of the MH-47 aviation maintenance hangar at Fort Campbell, Ky.  Work will be performed in Fort Campbell, Ky., with an estimated completion date of March 8, 2014.  The bid was solicited through the Internet,... Read more

20-Sep-11 N131LN Eurocopter EC130 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

20-Sep-11 N131LN Eurocopter EC130 Georgetown, US-Kentucky

20-Sep-2011

Tail rotor chip light illuminated during patient transfer.  Safe precautionary landing made in church car park.  Second helicopter attended to complete patient transfer... Read more

09-Jul-11 N42333 Robinson R44 Covington, US-Kentucky (1F)

09-Jul-11 N42333 Robinson R44 Covington, US-Kentucky (1F)

9-Jul-2011Source: 13 miles from Covington

Unknown circumstances... Read more

09-Jul-11 N42333 Robinson R44 Rising Sun, US-Indiana (1F)

09-Jul-11 N42333 Robinson R44 Rising Sun, US-Indiana (1F)

9-Jul-2011

Unknown circumstances.  Fatality named as registered owner Joseph Ohnheiser, aged 60... Read more

Air Methods returns to Trimble County, Kentucky

Air Methods returns to Trimble County, Kentucky

30-Jun-2011Source: Madison Courier

Air Methods returned to Trimble County on June 3 and wasted no time meeting the public. On June 4 the company, located next to the Bedford Fire and Rescue building between Bedford and Milton, had an open house that included food, drinks, music and a showing of the BK117 helicopter.  (Full article)... Read more

04-May-11 Boeing CH-47 Frances, US-Kentucky

04-May-11 Boeing CH-47 Frances, US-Kentucky

4-May-2011

A Chinook out of Fort Campbell made an emergency landing in a field in Crittenden County near Frances, Kentucky. One person suffered minor injuries but there is no word on how many people were on board.... Read more

Louisville’s WHAS and WAVE merge helicopter operations

Louisville’s WHAS and WAVE merge helicopter operations

29-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Rival television stations in Louisville, Kentucky, WHAS and WAVE are joining forces in the air, effective from 1st April.   The two stations will share air time and the video feeds will be identical on each station – and the helicopter will be painted up with one station’s colours on the port side and the other... Read more

Stratus Helicopters wins powerline contact from Shelby Energy

Stratus Helicopters wins powerline contact from Shelby Energy

26-Jan-2011Source: Stratus Helicopters

Through an agreement with Shelby Energy Cooperative, Stratus will be flying over 1200 miles of power lines in multiple counties in Northern Kentucky for inspections starting in February. These inspections can take hundreds of man hours done from the ground. Stratus can accomplish the same with only two observers and a pilot in a matter... Read more

10-Dec-10 N263CH Bell B206B Isom, US-Kentucky

10-Dec-10 N263CH Bell B206B Isom, US-Kentucky

10-Dec-2010

Wire strike during low level patrol.  Pilot Tim Kearns was flying in Isom with Mike Lasslo from Kentucky Power and Ed Toppings from United Coal.... Read more

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

HealthNet utilizes Eurocopter fleet to expand operations

11-Oct-2010Source: American Eurocopter

Grand Prairie, TX – American Eurocopter today announced that HeatlhNet Aeromedical, long-time customer and program with aircraft operated by Air Methods, continues to expand its operations utilizing the company’s industry leading helicopters. HealthNet has already placed an EC135 and an EC145 into service this year and it has further expansion planned for the fourth quarter.... Read more

Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

Summit Aviation Earns AS9100 Certification

24-Sep-2010Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation of Greenwich AeroGroup, announced today it has received AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard System Certification at its Somerset, Ky., facility. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to meet or exceed the increasingly stringent industry requirements as a world-class supplier,” said President of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “This certification will standardize our quality processes across many... Read more

New Program Director for Air Evac Lifeteam in Hardinsburg, KY

New Program Director for Air Evac Lifeteam in Hardinsburg, KY

7-Jul-2010Source: Business First of Louisville

Jennifer King, a resident of Radcliff, Ky., has been hired to serve as the program director for the new Air Evac Lifeteam air base at Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, Ky.... Read more

Air Evac opens base in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Air Evac opens base in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

2-Jun-2010Source: Business First of Louisville

Air Evac Lifeteam has opened a base in Hardinsburg, in Breckinridge County, at Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital on Old Highway 60... Read more

Murray-Calloway County Hospital dedicates Taylor Helipad

Murray-Calloway County Hospital dedicates Taylor Helipad

23-May-2010Source: Murray Ledger

Murray-Calloway County Hospital officials welcomed the Taylor family and members of the public Friday morning for the dedication of the Della Taylor Memorial Helipad.... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam to open Hardinsburg base in June

Air Evac Lifeteam to open Hardinsburg base in June

22-Mar-2010Source: Business First

Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently owned, for-profit air ambulance provider, plans to open an office in Hardinsburg, in Breckenridge County, in June.... Read more

EC135 arrives for PHI Air Medical of Kentucky

EC135 arrives for PHI Air Medical of Kentucky

27-Aug-2009Source: Morehead News

The air lifting of patients in the Morehead area should get a little more convenient thanks to PHI Air Medical of Kentucky’s acquisition of a 2007 ECI 35 American Eurocopter.... Read more

21-Aug-09 N137KY Eurocopter EC135 Lexington, US-Kentucky

21-Aug-09 N137KY Eurocopter EC135 Lexington, US-Kentucky

21-Aug-2009

21-Aug-09 N137KY Eurocopter EC135 Lexington, US-Kentucky... Read more

9-Aug-09  Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky

9-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky

9-Aug-2009

9-Aug-09 Boeing CH-47 Henderson, US-Kentucky... Read more

Profile: Air Methods Kentucky

Profile: Air Methods Kentucky

31-Mar-2009Source: Morehead News

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20-Jan-09 N547AM Eurocopter AS350 , US-Kentucky

20-Jan-09 N547AM Eurocopter AS350 , US-Kentucky

20-Jan-2009

20-Jan-09 N547AM Eurocopter AS350 , US-Kentucky... Read more

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