NTSB Says Passenger Jet Passed Over Less Than Two Minutes
Before Fatal Accident
From the NTSB:
On January 10, 2005, at 2311 eastern standard time, N136LN, a
Eurocopter EC135 P2, operated by Air Methods Corporation, d.b.a.
LifeNet, was destroyed during an impact with the Potomac River near
Oxon Hill, Maryland. The certificated commercial pilot and flight
medic were fatally injured, and the flight nurse received serious
injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company
flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight originated at
Washington Hospital Center (DC08), Washington, D.C., at 2304, and
was destined for the Stafford Regional Airport (RMN), Stafford,
Virginia. The air ambulance positioning flight was conducted under
14 CFR Part 91.