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Friday, January 16, 2009

NTSB Releases Findings on EMS Accidents

On Jan. 15 the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings in four emergency medical service helicopter accidents that occurred in 2007 and 2008. It found that poor weather conditions contributed to three of the accidents, which killed 11 people in Texas and Alaska, and a fourth that was caused when the pilot flying close to the ground collided with trees in Alabama. A total of nine fatal EMS accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2007 and 2008, taking the lives of 35 people and contributing to the NTSB’s 2008 decision to convene a public hearing in Washington, D.C. Feb. 3-5 to discuss ways to reduce those numbers. For related news

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