US-Mississippi

29-Dec-20 N103SU MD Helicopters MD500D Glade, US-Mississippi (1F)

29-Dec-20 N103SU MD Helicopters MD500D Glade, US-Mississippi (1F)

29-Dec-2020

Crashed and completely burned out.  Helicopter was involved in low-level work – trimming trees off power lines – when it crashed Pilot named here as Jason Krakowiak... Read more

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

04-Oct-20 N24AE Bell 206 Jackson, US-Mississippi

4-Oct-2020

Bird strike which broke the windshield on the pilot’s side and ended up in the cabin... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

10-Sep-2020Source: Global Medical Response

Officials with Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corp., part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies, announced they have signed an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mississippi and Advanced Health Systems, Inc. (Mississippi State and School Employees Life and Health Insurance Plans), effective as of May 1, 2020. Because Blue Cross... Read more

University of Mississippi changes provider for AirCare program

University of Mississippi changes provider for AirCare program

20-Aug-2020Source: University of Mississippi Medical Center

AirCare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center program using the state’s most advanced medical helicopter transports, made its maiden flight in February 1996 and has since served almost 30,000 patients from all corners of Mississippi and flown more than a million miles. A cornerstone of health care at UMMC, AirCare has recently established a new,... Read more

Univ Mississippi moves into new hangar facility

Univ Mississippi moves into new hangar facility

11-May-2020Source: The University of Mississippi

The Mississippi Center for Emergency Services centralized its operations and moved into its new state-of-the-art facility just in time. The new home for the center has made it possible for all its services, including pediatric transport, neonatal transport, Mississippi MED-COM, public safety support and AirCare, the state’s most advanced medical helicopter transport, to be contained... Read more

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

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

7-Nov-2017

Force landing during aerial application work.... Read more

Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

8-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Singing River and Ochsner bring EMS EC135 to Gulf Coast

Singing River and Ochsner bring EMS EC135 to Gulf Coast

15-Jun-2016Source: Ochsner

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

Air Methods expands relationship with North Mississippi Medical Center

Air Methods expands relationship with North Mississippi Medical Center

5-Jan-2016Source: Air Methods

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

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

16-Nov-2015Source: WTVA

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

Airbus Helicopters names new Site Manager for Columbus plant

Airbus Helicopters names new Site Manager for Columbus plant

5-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

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

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

15-May-2015Source: Sun Herald

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... Read more

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

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

30-Mar-2015

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.... Read more

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

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

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

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

Air Methods acquires Baptist LifeFlight

Air Methods acquires Baptist LifeFlight

25-Jun-2014Source: Air Methods

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

Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

Mississippi Department of Public Safety takes delivery of AS350B3e

18-Jun-2014Source: Airbus

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

Air Methods to launch air ambulance in Winona

Air Methods to launch air ambulance in Winona

15-Jan-2014Source: WTVA

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... Read more

UMMC contracts with PHi Air Medical for third helicopter

UMMC contracts with PHi Air Medical for third helicopter

14-Jan-2014Source: UMMC

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

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

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

9-Jan-2014

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

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

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

28-Nov-2013

Substantially damaged after tail hit ground during hover... Read more

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

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

20-Oct-2013

Force landed in a field after bird strike... Read more

American Eurocopter names new head of Columbus production plant

American Eurocopter names new head of Columbus production plant

4-Oct-2013Source: American Eurocopter

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

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

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

19-Sep-2013

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.... Read more

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

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

31-May-2013Source: American Eurocopter

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

New UH-72A Lakota production head named

New UH-72A Lakota production head named

1-May-2013Source: American Eurocopter

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

DeSoto County Sheriff adds JetRanger

DeSoto County Sheriff adds JetRanger

6-Feb-2013

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

DeSoto Parish Sheriff acquires R44 from DeSoto County Sheriff

DeSoto Parish Sheriff acquires R44 from DeSoto County Sheriff

22-Oct-2012

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)... Read more

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

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

27-Mar-2012

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)... Read more

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

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

2-Mar-2012

precautionary landing after a transmission light came on... Read more

Two birdstrikes in two days create holes in two Eurocopters

Two birdstrikes in two days create holes in two Eurocopters

18-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

17-Nov-2011

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... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

24-Oct-2011Source: The Panolian

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)... Read more

New US Coast-to-Coast speed record attempt

New US Coast-to-Coast speed record attempt

12-Sep-2011Source: World Record Helicopter Team

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

Cause of New Hampton B206 crash given

Cause of New Hampton B206 crash given

18-Jan-2011Source: WCF Courier

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

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

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

26-Oct-2010

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.... Read more

University of Mississippi Medical Center buys EC145 for AirCare program

University of Mississippi Medical Center buys EC145 for AirCare program

11-Oct-2010Source: American Eurocopter

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

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

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

24-Sep-2010

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

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

18-Sep-2010Source: Winston County Journal

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

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

MedStat aeromedical program to aid Winston County

1-Sep-2010Source: Winston County Journal

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

MedStat EMS to base helicopter at Winona, Mississippi

MedStat EMS to base helicopter at Winona, Mississippi

29-Dec-2009Source: Clarion Ledger

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

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

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

1-Sep-2009

1-Sep-09 N33PX Robinson R44 Jackson, US-Mississippi... Read more

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