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Helicopter Crash

Helicopter-based emergency medical services (HEMS) offers critical care to patients in rural settings, or when ground ambulances or medical facilities are too far away, or the patient requires a more advanced level of specialty care. However, the ability to get patients to definitive care quickly comes at a risk. This topic covers medical helicopter crashes and the brave EMS providers, pilots and healthcare practitioners who serve their communities from above. (Photo/Oneida County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Every ground ambulance and helicopter crash has different causal factors, but we must look at system design and safety behaviors to prevent further crashes
The arguments for EMS use of helicopters are unchanged despite the high risk and lack of benefit to patients
One person was injured after the helicopter crashed on a remote beach on the island of Kauai
Investigators found a dead goose in part of the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter flight control system
Air Evac Lifeteam released the names of the crew killed in a crash after a patient transport
Air Evac Lifeteam operations control center lost contact with the crew late Saturday night
The Air Methods helicopter was transporting an infant girl when it crashed in Upper Darby in Jan. 2022
A woman is expected to survive after she and a man were rescued by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel
The Action News 6 helicopter crashed in the Wharton State Forest while returning from an assignment
Investigators focused on pilot errors involving the vortex ring state during the second training flight of the Mercy Flight helicopter
Broward County firefighter-paramedic Mikael Chaguaceda and the pilot were able to climb out of the burning chopper and onto the roof of the apartment building
Broward County officials plan to provide quick help for mortgage and rent payments, or funeral expenses before other benefits kick in
Crews worked to save the pilot after his helicopter crashed, upside down in a canal near Princeton Airport
The exact cause of the crash is unknown, but the helicopter fell out of the sky after an in-flight fire, killing a Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue captain and civilian
Broward County Fire-Rescue Capt. Terryson Jackson, 49, was on board and died following the crash, as well as a female on the ground
A Broward County Sheriff’s Office fire rescue helicopter crashed into a structure shortly after takeoff
The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report, and the investigation continues
The downed craft was called to evacuate a hiker suffering from breathing problems and chest pains; the hiker was found and transported separately
The Life Force helicopter was severely damaged, and all aboard were transported to hospitals
The settlement sum aims to resolve the remaining claims in a lawsuit over deputies and firefighters sharing photos of the NBA star’s fatal helicopter crash
In the June incident, the tail boom separated from the main body of the copter
The pilot and two others sustained moderate injuries and were transported to a trauma center
All three Premier Health crew members had minor injuries, but the helicopter took “substantial” damage, the National Transportation Safety Board said
The three crewmembers were transported to a hospital for evaluation
Investigators are expected to take weeks to find the cause of the crash that killed a Bernalillo County FF-medic and sheriff’s office employees
Rescue Specialist and Paramedic Matthew King of Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue and three sheriff’s office members had been assisting with the East Mesa Fire
All four crewmembers were injured — two of them seriously — when the Airbus AS350 tried to land in windy conditions at the Christmas Valley Airport
Mercy Flight suspended operations following the incident at an annual factory training