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Tennessee National Guard and state civilian agencies conduct joint training

Tennessee National Guard and state civilian agencies conduct joint training

9-Jan-2023Source: US National Guard

A Blackhawk from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion touches down in a bare field in Pickett Civilian Conservation Corps Memorial State Park. Nearby, groups of Tennessee National Guard soldiers gather with members of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and representatives from the Tennessee State Parks, plus ten other state and local agencies, with one... Read more

TN-HART team partners with local EMA for joint, water-rescue exercise

TN-HART team partners with local EMA for joint, water-rescue exercise

27-Oct-2022Source: Tennessee Government

  The Tennessee Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team partnered with Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency and other local and state first responders during a joint search and rescue exercise, Oct. 19, on Kentucky Lake. This exercise, led by Humphrey’s County EMA, integrated land, water, and air assets from participating departments. The Tennessee National Guard provided a... Read more

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-2021

Crashed east of Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport. Passenger Juli Wagner received fatal injuries and pilot Matthew Jones was 1 injured.  According to this press report, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed that Matthew Jones should not have been in Tennessee, or flying any aircraft, as he is facing a federal prosecution in Utah for mail fraud and... Read more

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-21 N442UK Robinson R44 Sevierville, US-Tennessee

21-Oct-2021

Emergency landing shortly after take-off.  FAA say damage level “unknown”... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

22-Jun-2021Source: Air Methods

We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a premier... Read more

30-Jan-21 N660TN Robinson R66 Arline, US-Tennessee

30-Jan-21 N660TN Robinson R66 Arline, US-Tennessee

31-Jan-2021

Crashed 5 minutes after taking off from McGhee Tyson Airport  ... Read more

British helicopter salesman pleads guilty in US court

British helicopter salesman pleads guilty in US court

22-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In a press report late last week, Tennessee radio station WFHG 92.9 reported that Richard Harper of Apple International, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aircraft parts fraud.  This followed his arrest in January in Anaheim as he was heading to Heli-Expo.  The article concludes by saying that Harper could face up to 10 years... Read more

Tennessee Valley Authority orders two Bell 429s and two 407GXi

Tennessee Valley Authority orders two Bell 429s and two 407GXi

29-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft. TVA is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity... Read more

MD Helicopters to feature class cockpit MD530F

MD Helicopters to feature class cockpit MD530F

7-Mar-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is excited to celebrate the delivery of a new MD 530F to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and to feature this high-performance helicopter in its booth (C1228) at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2019. The third MD 530F to join the TVA fleet, this proven single-engine helicopter is already in use supporting powerline utility, inspections,... Read more

Tennessee Valley Authority Purchases MD530F

Tennessee Valley Authority Purchases MD530F

10-Sep-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new MD 530F by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The proven MD 530F, single-engine helicopter is configured to support powerline utility, inspections, and construction operations throughout TVA’s multi-state service area, as well as increase safety and reduce costs. This will be the third MDHI... Read more

New Vanderbilt LifeFlight Base

New Vanderbilt LifeFlight Base

2-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Vanderbilt LifeFlight had a ribbon cutting ceremony at Humboldt’s Municipal Airport to celebrate their new base. The new emergency helicopter base, costing around $10 million, is now the second in West Tennessee, with the other situated in Henry County, reports Jackson Sun.... Read more

08-Nov-17 N275AE Bell 206L3 Union City, US-Tennessee

08-Nov-17 N275AE Bell 206L3 Union City, US-Tennessee

7-Nov-2017

Air Evac Lifeteam aircraft had in-air problem on approach to the local 911 centre and put down in a hurry.  Power lines cut – not known if that was cause or effect of the heavy landing. Helicopter ended up on its skids, tail boom creased, main blades missing, upper part of tail bent and significant... Read more

Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

31-Jul-2017Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new H130 to Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, which will join three H130s already in service. The acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s long-term strategy to transition its entire fleet to this helicopter model. The nonprofit also currently operates three EC130B4s, which is an... Read more

Bell Presents V-280 Valor Prototype

Bell Presents V-280 Valor Prototype

21-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Bell will be presenting a prototype of their new V-280 Valor tiltrotor at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit. This year’s summit will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. They are showcasing the prototype as an offer to the Army’s Vertical Lift programme, reports Kansas.... Read more

Life Force One Has New Base In Tennessee

Life Force One Has New Base In Tennessee

23-Aug-2016Source: Med-Trans

Life Force One was officially welcomed to its new base in Cleveland on Wednesday. An open house will be held Saturday for the public, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Life Force hangar and crew quarters at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. Many Cleveland and Bradley County officials attended... Read more

Hospital Wing of Memphis takes delivery of second Airbus H130

Hospital Wing of Memphis takes delivery of second Airbus H130

14-Aug-2016Source: Airbus

Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters H130, which will augment the service’s fleet of seven other Airbus Helicopters aircraft. The H130 acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s strategy to transition its entire fleet to that model helicopter. Hospital Wing also operates three earlier... Read more

Bell Expands Tennessee Customization centre

Bell Expands Tennessee Customization centre

22-Jul-2016Source: Bell

Bell  announced the opening of a new customization building at its Piney Flats, Tenn. location – expanding its capabilities and increasing efficiencies to better service global customers. “Expanding our facilities allows us to implement new technologies and processes to ensure a high quality customization and delivery process for our customers,” said Glenn Isbell, executive vice... Read more

Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

22-Jul-2016Source: US Army

Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. “To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, and individual... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

Vanderbilt LifeFlight names two new Medical Affairs Managers

29-Jun-2016Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Two veteran Vanderbilt LifeFlight paramedics have been named Medical Affairs Managers.  Bo Phillips, B.S., CCP, FP-C, IC, and Eric Newman, CCP, FP-C, will be responsible for overseeing education, relationships and customer service with medical and emergency service providers. They replace Liz Reeves, B.S., RN, AEMT, IC, who recently transitioned to a new role with Air... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight to open base at Cookeville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight to open base at Cookeville, Tennessee

29-Apr-2016Source: Vanderbilt

In partnership with Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will soon be expanding its footprint to serve the Upper Cumberland region by adding an emergency helicopter base in Cookeville, Tennessee.  Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) CEO Paul Korth said the addition of the helicopter is a “win-win” for everyone,... Read more

Plans approved for Med-Trans hangar at Greene County Municipal Airport

Plans approved for Med-Trans hangar at Greene County Municipal Airport

14-Apr-2016Source: Greenville Sun

Plans approved by the local planning commission on Tuesday call for the helicopter hangar and helipad to lie as close to the existing runway and taxiway as possible, limiting the need for the aircraft to fly over parked cars while landing at the airport.  See full story... Read more

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

02-Dec-15 Boeing AH-64 Clarksville, US-Tennessee

2-Dec-2015

Apache from  101st Airborne Division crashed around 7pm on a night training flight... Read more

Work begins on the first of two EMS helicopter bases at Henry County Airport

Work begins on the first of two EMS helicopter bases at Henry County Airport

26-Oct-2015Source: The Paris Post Intelligencer

Work has begun on the first of two permanent air ambulance helicopter bases at the Henry County Airport. See Full Story... Read more

Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport still hopeful for EMS helicopter hangar

Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport still hopeful for EMS helicopter hangar

13-Oct-2015Source: The GreeneVille Sun

Talk continues about the possibility of a new hangar for medical helicopters at the Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport. See Full Story... Read more

UT Lifestar moves from Sweetwater base

UT Lifestar moves from Sweetwater base

24-Sep-2015Source: UT Lifestar

UT Lifestar will move its medical helicopter from its current base at Sweetwater’s Fire Hall No. 2 on the new Highway 322 Connector to a new location at Interstate 75’s Exit 60, Mayor Doyle Lowe said. Lifestar has had a base at the Fire Hall for a decade. Lowe said the move will take a... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Opens Base in West Tennessee

3-Sep-2015Source: Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has expanded its footprint into West Tennessee by adding an emergency helicopter base at the Henry County Airport. Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) CEO Thomas Gee said he and his team at HCMC were very excited to have Vanderbilt LifeFlight in the county. “We are excited to welcome Vanderbilt Lifeflight to Paris,” Gee... Read more

Air Evac officials speak at Quota meeting

Air Evac officials speak at Quota meeting

3-Sep-2015Source: Paris P I

Rick Perry and Mark Pierce, who work for the Air Evac air ambulance service, spoke at the Quota club’s luncheon meeting Aug. 26 at the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts. See Full Story... Read more

Air Methods operating from temporary location at Murfreesboro Airport

Air Methods operating from temporary location at Murfreesboro Airport

15-Jul-2015Source: Murfreesboro

LifeFlight 5 is officially operating from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport from a temporary location until a permanent pad can be constructed. See full story... Read more

Erlanger Life Force to add another H135

Erlanger Life Force to add another H135

15-Jul-2015Source: Erlanger

Erlanger Health System announced today that LIFE FORCE plans to add a fifth helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances in September. The new helicopter will be based at the Winchester, Tenn., airport, which is located in Middle Tennessee. “LIFE FORCE is pleased to have the opportunity to move into Middle Tennessee,” said Kevin M.... Read more

12-Jul-15 N577AT Robinson R44 Viola, US-Tennessee

12-Jul-15 N577AT Robinson R44 Viola, US-Tennessee

12-Jul-2015

Substantially damaged after hitting wires during agricultural operations... Read more

PARIS TN: City planners OK 1,000-foot heliport rule

PARIS TN: City planners OK 1,000-foot heliport rule

30-Apr-2015Source: Paris PI

Meeting in a special called session Tuesday afternoon, the Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission spent most of an hour discussing proposed regulations for heliports.   See full story... Read more

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will hold six regional Customer Service Symposiums in 2015, expanding the popular program this year to include two additional locations. The events provide an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest aircraft safety and technical updates and meet with key company’s customer support personnel. The one-day symposiums begin in... Read more

PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

PARIS TN: Hospital picks Vanderbilt for air ambulance

2-Mar-2015Source: PI

If everything goes as planned, a Vanderbilt Medical Center Life Flight helicopter will be based permanently at Henry County Medical Center by early spring. See Full Story... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight extends plasma trial

Vanderbilt LifeFlight extends plasma trial

27-Feb-2015Source: Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. Randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging could receive two units of plasma, which can improve a patient’s... Read more

Eastman Aviation Solutions To Celebrate Significant Milestones at Heli-Expo

Eastman Aviation Solutions To Celebrate Significant Milestones at Heli-Expo

16-Feb-2015Source: Eastman

Eastman Chemical Company will exhibit at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO 2015, booth #4004. This will be Eastman’s first time exhibiting at HAI since acquiring BP Turbo Oils, and since developing their dedicated aviation fluids team Eastman Aviation Solutions. HELI-EXPO 2015 will also be the first US tradeshow at which the newly rebranded Eastman... Read more

13-Feb-15 N279AE Bell 206L-1 White House, US-Tennessee

13-Feb-15 N279AE Bell 206L-1 White House, US-Tennessee

13-Feb-2015

Emergency landing after vibration experienced. No patient on board... Read more

03-Feb-15 N105VU Eurocopter EC135T2+ Nashville, US-Tennessee

03-Feb-15 N105VU Eurocopter EC135T2+ Nashville, US-Tennessee

3-Feb-2015

Vanderbilt LifeFlight aircraft suffered bird strike, minor damage to windshield and safe emergency landing... Read more

Vanderbilt and Air Evac Lifeteam bid for Henry County Tennessee

Vanderbilt and Air Evac Lifeteam bid for Henry County Tennessee

2-Feb-2015Source: PI

Henry County Medical Center is likely to see an air ambulance based here sometime this year. The question is which of the two entities petitioning the hospital’s board of trustees will be chosen. See Full Story... Read more

LifeFlight could soon operate out of Murfreesboro airport

LifeFlight could soon operate out of Murfreesboro airport

8-Jan-2015Source: DNJ

One of the mid-state’s most valuable public safety tools may soon be coming to Murfreesboro. See Full Story... Read more

28-Sep-14 N7062U Helicycle Gallatin, US-Tennessee (1F)

28-Sep-14 N7062U Helicycle Gallatin, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Sep-2014

Crashed on take off from private property near the intersection of Old Douglas Lane and Old Flynn Road.  Owner/pilot James Lee died in the accident... Read more

Bell, Northeast State collaborate on innovative education initiative

Bell, Northeast State collaborate on innovative education initiative

3-Jul-2014Source: NeSCC

Northeast State Community College (NeSCC) and Bell Helicopter Piney Flats have announced an educational collaboration to develop the next generation of aircraft technicians and aviation professionals. Bell Helicopter Piney Flats training instructors will act in an advisory capacity to NeSCC regarding aviation- related course content. In addition, members of the Bell Helicopter Piney Flats team... Read more

24-Jun-14 N544BS Robinson R44 Nashville, US-Tennessee

24-Jun-14 N544BS Robinson R44 Nashville, US-Tennessee

24-Jun-2014

Loss of power on climb-out from John C Tune Airport  after refuelling there, emergency landing made on highway, damaging tail boom.  2 POB unhurt – reported here as registered owner Lenny Sikora and his girlfriend – and they got out, put the ground handling wheels on and moved the helicopter to the side of the... Read more

UT LifeStar participating in clinical trial

UT LifeStar participating in clinical trial

28-Mar-2014Source: UT LifeStar

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is participating in a clinical trial aimed at saving the lives of trauma patients who have uncontrolled bleeding. The treatment involves administering plasma, which has clotting capabilities, to patients while they are aboard UT LIFESTAR helicopters. This is a standard process of care, but it typically occurs several minutes... Read more

Despite helipad rejection, USA Helicopter plans to push forward

Despite helipad rejection, USA Helicopter plans to push forward

3-Feb-2014Source: Elizabethton Star

USA Helicopter will continue to sell parts and do overhauls, while a helipad rejection will prevent them accepting maintenance work by air  See full story... Read more

13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

13-Dec-13 Bell OH-58D Knoxville, US-Tennessee

13-Dec-2013

Crashed and caught fire on positioning flight to night training mission.  2 POB got out OK... Read more

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

Bell settles with family of Tennessee Guardsman killed in Iraq OH-58D crash

5-Dec-2013Source: Amarillo Globe News

Lawyers have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Tennessee National Guard soldier who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  See full story... Read more

Tennessee Teen Wins Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award

Tennessee Teen Wins Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award

26-Nov-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky issues the following press release almost two weeks after HeliHub.com reported the story from other sources…. Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has given a 15-year-old Tennessee teenager its 2013 Igor Sikorsky Youth Innovator Award and a $1,000 scholarship check for imagining an electrically driven helicopter designed specifically to serve humankind by mid-century. Vance Hudson,... Read more

Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

30-Oct-2013Source: Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital. In a first-of-its-kind study, randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging and flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital via... Read more

Fatal accident of Hospital Wing AS350B3 in Tennessee

Fatal accident of Hospital Wing AS350B3 in Tennessee

22-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,... Read more

22-Oct-13 N353HW Eurocopter AS350B3 Somerville, US-Tennessee (3F)

22-Oct-13 N353HW Eurocopter AS350B3 Somerville, US-Tennessee (3F)

22-Oct-2013

AS350B3 en route to pick up paediatric patient for a transfer flight crashed in Somerville early Tuesday morning, killing the pilot, a nurse and a respiratory therapist on board.  This article later named them as Hospital Wing pilot Charles Smith, Pedi-Flight nurse Carrie Barlow, and Pedi-Flite respiratory therapist Denise Adams... Read more

WellmontOne obtains new helicopter

WellmontOne obtains new helicopter

22-Aug-2013Source: Wellmont Health System

WellmontOne Air Transport has acquired a faster and more fuel-efficient helicopter that will provide additional safety measures and amenities to enhance the high-quality emergency care for which it has always received widespread respect. The snazzy Bell 407 went into service earlier this month and enables pilots and crew members to continue serving the region with... Read more

02-Aug-13 N24RB Enstrom 28A Memphis, US-Tennessee

02-Aug-13 N24RB Enstrom 28A Memphis, US-Tennessee

2-Aug-2013

Windshield broke.  Emergency landing close to threshold of main runway at Memphis Airport... Read more

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

14-Jun-2013Source: Wysong Enterprises

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced today the completion of Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopter. “We started our relationship with Hospital Wing two years ago,” said Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc., Rodney Wysong.   “We take pride in our role in making sure they’re equipped with high quality products and were thrilled to be... Read more

Branding Iron hires new PR/Marketing Coordinator

Branding Iron hires new PR/Marketing Coordinator

21-May-2013Source: Branding Iron

Branding Iron Advertising announced this week the hiring of Sheila Reed as the company’s Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator. “We are thrilled with the addition of Sheila to Branding Iron,” said Co-Founder Scott Emerine.  “She brings with her experience in trade show and event coordination, public relations, marketing and client relations.” Before joining the Branding... Read more

Sevier County Sheriff gets airborne with R44

Sevier County Sheriff gets airborne with R44

15-Mar-2013Source: Seymour Herald

Public Safety Aviation, a public private partnership, held a presentation conference to highlight the benefits of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department new helicopter patrol Feb. 22 (see full story)... Read more

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Permanent Aviation Support for West Tennessee

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Permanent Aviation Support for West Tennessee

13-Mar-2013Source: Tennessee Highway Patrol

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons joined Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott to announce the permanent assignment of a THP helicopter and pilot to assist with aviation support of law enforcement in west Tennessee.  This permanent aviation support will enhance public safety by increasing response time to incidents or missions... Read more

31-Dec-12 N465AE Bell 206L4 Nashville, US-Tennessee

31-Dec-12 N465AE Bell 206L4 Nashville, US-Tennessee

31-Dec-2012

Emergency field landing.  Cause not yet advised, as press report of “blown off course” seems so improbable... Read more

Bell to expand facilities in Tennessee

Bell to expand facilities in Tennessee

20-Dec-2012Source: Bell

See story from six weeks ago where HeliHub.com noted Bell’s consideration of this expansion program Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it will expand its completion and customer delivery facilities located in Piney Flats, Tenn. This announcement represents a $10.1 million investment by Bell Helicopter and was achieved through collaboration with... Read more

20-Dec-12 N828X Rotorway Exec Crossville, US-Tennessee

20-Dec-12 N828X Rotorway Exec Crossville, US-Tennessee

20-Dec-2012

Pilot Douglas Barnett told investigators he was practicing take off and landings when the helicopter became uncontrollable.  He said the governor on the engine became stuck while hovering at 12 feet, and he lost control – helicopter rolled over on landing... Read more

Air Evac’s Jackson crew celebrates 5,000 safe flights

Air Evac’s Jackson crew celebrates 5,000 safe flights

9-Nov-2012

The pilots, flight nurses and paramedics who work at Tennessee’s first Air Evac station celebrated a major milestone — more than 5,000 missions flown safely. (see full story)... Read more

Bell ready to expand again in Tennessee

Bell ready to expand again in Tennessee

6-Nov-2012Source: TriCities

After headcount reductions in 2009 and 2010, Bell now appears ready to expand its “Edwards & Associates” completion/resale facility in Tennessee and is looking to City and State help to do so (see full story)... Read more

13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

13-Oct-12 N40TN Bell OH-58 Jackson, US-Tennessee

13-Oct-2012

Heavy landing in cemetery.  Tail boom sliced off by main blades.  Starboard skid collapsed.   Sgt. Gerald Wiltshire was pilot and Officer Tony Valdes serving as an observer  ... Read more

26-Aug-12 N282AE Bell 206L3 Dickson, US-Tennessee

26-Aug-12 N282AE Bell 206L3 Dickson, US-Tennessee

26-Aug-2012

Safe night emergency landing made in sports field after bird strike caused 24 inch diameter hole in windshield... Read more

Memphis police – fleet of four grounded by maintenance needs

Memphis police – fleet of four grounded by maintenance needs

27-Jul-2012Source: Commercial Appeal

Memphis Police have a fleet of three Bell 206 JetRangers an a Eurocopter AS350.  Each is currently grounded by a maintenance requirement (see full story)... Read more

Air Evac to open 109th base – at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Air Evac to open 109th base – at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

29-Jun-2012Source: Times Daily

Air Evac plans to open a new base in July at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg (see full story)... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight adds EC130

Vanderbilt LifeFlight adds EC130

6-Jun-2012Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has added a new aircraft to its fleet, in an effort to better serve the residents of Middle Tennessee. The new helicopter now brings the total to six, with five of those staffed around the clock. The sixth helicopter is used as a backup when others are out of service for maintenance. A... Read more

FAA investigates after pilot warned for dangerous flying

FAA investigates after pilot warned for dangerous flying

1-Jun-2012

Video shows one or two people at a time dangling from the skids, waiting for the pilot to take them over open water where they dropped to the water below. At one point, the pilot goes so high the person hanging on drops an estimated 50 feet. (see full story and video).  The helicopter shown... Read more

25-Mar-12 N407UT Bell 407 Rockwood, US-Tennessee

25-Mar-12 N407UT Bell 407 Rockwood, US-Tennessee

25-Mar-2012

Precautionary landing... Read more

13-Mar-12 N105KM CHR Safari Falling Water, US-Tennessee

13-Mar-12 N105KM CHR Safari Falling Water, US-Tennessee

13-Mar-2012

NTSB report states that after an engine surge, the pilot performed an autorotation onto the trees below. The helicopter landed on top of a tree, which lower the helicopter gently as it bent over toward the creek below. As the helicopter reached the water, it rolled on to its side. Fuel from the fuel tanks... Read more

17-Feb-12 N390AM Eurocopter EC130 Paris, US-Tennessee

17-Feb-12 N390AM Eurocopter EC130 Paris, US-Tennessee

17-Feb-2012

Emergency landing after bird strike with mallard duck and cracked windshield.... Read more

UT Lifestar launches web-based survey tool

UT Lifestar launches web-based survey tool

9-Feb-2012Source: UT Lifestar

UT LIFESTAR recently entered into a partnership with RSQ911 Solutions to launch a web-based survey tool that will allow them to capture key insights and measure customer satisfaction at every stage of transport. The survey tool is an extension to their commitment to provide superior services to patients and their families, as well as the pre-hospital and hospital... Read more

21-Dec-11 N500TN MD Helicopters 500D Fall Branch, US-Tennessee

21-Dec-11 N500TN MD Helicopters 500D Fall Branch, US-Tennessee

21-Dec-2011

Clipped wires and landed with minimal damage to helicopter.  Owner of field stated that weather was very foggy and he thought the pilot was making a precautionary landing for the weather and did not see the wires.... Read more

Bell opens new call centre

Bell opens new call centre

7-Oct-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT), has implemented a new call center for customers of its Aeronautical Accessories brand and its Repair and Overhaul operation in Piney Flats, Tenn. The call center simplifies the process of incoming customer calls and increases routing capabilities, resulting in reduced overall call time and more rapid inquiry resolution.... Read more

NV equipment supplier Nightline awarded FAA repair station certificate

NV equipment supplier Nightline awarded FAA repair station certificate

8-Aug-2011Source: Nightline

Nightline, Inc., a US Small Business Administration HUBZone certified, veteran-owned defense company, and a global supplier of Generation III Night Vision Equipment, was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station (Certificate #8NLR650B), in accordance with Part 145 regulations. To receive the certification, Nightline, Inc. worked with the FAA Flight Standard District Office in Nashville,... Read more

01-Aug-11 N484AE Bell 206L4 Reliance, US-Tennessee

01-Aug-11 N484AE Bell 206L4 Reliance, US-Tennessee

1-Aug-2011

Contacted wires on take off with patient from road accident site... Read more

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