Two Companies Declined Ohio Flight Before Fatal Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--02.24.20

Airborne UnManned--
02.25.20

Airborne Unlimited--02.26.20

AMA Drone Report--02.20.20

Airborne Unlimited--02.21.20

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--02.24.20

Airborne UnManned--
02.25.20

Airborne Unlimited--02.26.20

AMA Drone Report--02.20.20

Airborne Unlimited--02.21.20

Tue, Feb 05, 2019

Two Companies Declined Ohio Flight Before Fatal Accident

Cited Weather As A Factor In Turning Down The Business

Two air medical transport companies declined a flight last week before a helicopter belonging to a third company went down in southern Ohio, resulting in the fatal injury of the flight crew of three.

Television station WJW relays a report from The Columbus Dispatch which indicates that West Virginia-based HealthNet Aeromedical Services and Columbus-based MedFlight were contacted to conduct the patient transport flight last Tuesday morning, but both declined the business citing weather as a factor. A patient needed to be transported from a facility in Pomeroy, OH to a hospital in Columbus.

Survival Flight accepted the flight. The aircraft went down at about 7 a.m. last Tuesday morning in a state forest in Vinton County, OH.

Tom Allenstein, president and CEO of MedFlight told the paper that the weather conditions did not meet the minimums for his company to accept the flight. “Each helicopter ambulance service has their own protocols for making decisions about whether it is appropriate to fly under given conditions,” he said.

The weather at the time of the accident was reported to be overcast and snowing with winds from the west at 15 mph gusting to 21 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

(Ohio State Highway Patrol image)

FMI: Source report

Advertisement

More News

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition Is Back--With A Vengeance!

Send Us Your Wacky Ideas NOW! ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... our Annual April 1st Editions are LEGENDARY -- and like EVERY YEAR, we intend that this WILL be our best>[...]

AMA Drone Report 02.20.20: Aerobatic Drone, Michigan Ruling, AMA v SecTrans

Also: 19000 NPRM Comments, ABA on Drones, RID Flyer, DJI Releases RID Video A drone capable of carrying a person and performing aerobatics has been built and flown by Drone Champio>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.24.20)

"This is an outstanding early result that demonstrates the pace that can be achieved when we bring the best of British capability together. To go from design to flight in less than>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 02.18.20: UAS Symposium, Unmanned Growlers, Bell Transport 70

Also: UAVOS Upgrades, UAV’s Flight Control Solutions, NASA-Collins Aerospace, Black Swift Technologies The FAA and AUVSI will co-host the 5th Annual FAA UAS Symposium on June>[...]

Airborne 02.24.20: New Bell EDAT, Jetman Upgrades, Amateur Rocket Fatality

Also: Artemis Lunar Exploration Program, X-57 Undergoes Tests, Airport Grants, Kuwait v Airbus A bit of a surprise media leak made the ever-innovative folks at Bell Helicopter take>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC