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Tue, Aug 13, 2019

FAA Investigates Boston MedFlight Incident

Pilot Reportedly Fell Asleep While Transporting A Patient

The FAA is investigating an incident in which a Boston MedFlight pilot fell asleep while transporting a patient from Martha's Vineyard to a hospital in Boston.

Television station WHDH reports that the pilot, who is not longer an employee of Boston MedFlight, overflew his destination on June 24 before landing without incident. No one was injured in the accident.

In a statement, Boston MedFlight said its internal investigation determined that fatigue was a factor in the incident. "We are now working with a fatigue management consultant and a safety consultant to review our policies and procedures so that this isolated incident does not happen again,” the company said in the statement. “Throughout our 34-year history as a nonprofit organization providing critical care medical transport to over 75,000 patients in need, the safety of our patients and crews has always been our highest priority.”

The FAA released a statement saying it is investigating the incident, but offered no additional details about the probe.

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