Fri, Jan 07, 2005
Paramedics, Patient Had Taken Ground Transport After Trouble
One person is dead after a medical helicopter went down in rural
Mississippi late Wednesday night, after the pilot and crew
apparently noticed problems with the aircraft.
Published reports say the aircraft, an A-Star 350D (incident
aircraft shown below, right) leased from Rocky Mountain Helicopters
(RMH) in Provo, UT, had been dispatched from the North Mississippi
Medical Center to a one-car accident in Tippah County at
approximately 2022 local time Wednesday night.
Hospital President and
CEO John Heer said, once on the scene, the crew spotted a problem
of an unspecified nature in the "chin bubble" of the aircraft.
While that was not a structural or mechanical issue, Heer said the
pilot called in a mechanic while the patient and the crew's two
paramedics went to the hospital by ambulance.
After the mechanic arrived and worked on the aircraft, Heer said
the A-Star lifted off from the scene of the car accident at 2303
and was lost en route back to the hospital.
The pilot's body was recovered by search teams on Thursday
It was, said Heer, the first time in 7,000 flight hours racked
up over a period of 18 years that the NMMC helicopter had been
involved in an accident.
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