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HELICOPTER = D A N G E R !!! (more links)

March 19 2005 at 7:09 AM
Johnny Bob  (Login jbob)
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Response to "medical" helicopters are noisy, unnecessary, overused, expensive, and unsafe

 
These helicopters are...
-Dangerous
-Overused
-Unnecessary
-Noisy
-and EXPENSIVE!

They're not something we want flying low over our residential neighborhoods many times every day. It just doesn't make sense anymore. Their proponents will now have a much harder time justifying it with their usual narrowminded contrived tearjerker sob stories. This should become obvious if you will read some of the links below, particularly the first one...

Safety record of air ambulance industry under scrutiny
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05063/466365.stm

This makes 5 medical helicopter crashes in 2005 in the US
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/flightmed/2005-February/001099.html

Medical helicopter crashes since 1990
http://www.sptimes.com/News/042600/TampaBay/Medical_helicopter_cr.shtml

Cause of Copter Crash Unknown
(Potomac Case Latest of Many Medical Flight Accidents, NTSB Says)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1943-2005Jan11.html

Fatal Helicopter Crash Under Investigation (Patient Dies in Crash...)
http://www.thehometownchannel.com/news/4217718/detail.html

HELICOPTER CRASHES
http://www.helicopters.com/s/helicopter/crashes.html

Medical helicopter crashes, killing one
http://www.wndu.com/news/042004/news_34735.php

4 killed in Texas medical helicopter crash
http://www.hultgren.org/news/00-1/n0-0063.html

Copter crash kills 3
(Bayflite medical crew slams into radio tower.)
http://www.sptimes.com/News/042600/TampaBay/Copter_crash_kills_3.shtml

Investigators reach remote Nevada site of medical helicopter crash
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20040823-1724-nv-helicoptercrash.html

The cost-effectiveness of air medical helicopter crash survival enhancements...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10135298&dopt=Abstract

SEND THE WHIRLYBIRD....(crashed)
http://cut-to-cure.blogspot.com/2004/07/send-whirlybird.html

Three killed in crash of medical helicopter in southwest Georgia
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/07/24/helicopter.crash.03.ap/

Killed in the line of duty...
http://www.rescue1.us/bacon_award.htm

First NTSB report on helicopter crash is out
http://nwanews.com/story.php?paper=bcdr§ion=News&storyid=17981

Air Ambulance Operations: Enhancing Public Safety or Causing Unnecessary Tragedy
http://www.flightweb.com/filemgmt/visit.php?lid=27

BehindTheMedspeak: Medical Helicopters Crash Too Often
(partway down the page)
http://www.bookofjoe.com/2005/03/09/

Air Ambulances Are Under Fire
http://www.groupsrv.com/science/about85087.html

Report: Air Ambulances Often Slower Than Counterparts On Ground
http://cms.firehouse.com/content/article/article.jsp?sectionId=46&id=39911

Do air ambulances save lives?
http://www.dailyherald.com/health/health_story.asp?intID=3842510

4 Killed in Regional One Helicopter Crash
http://www.flightweb.com/article.php?story=20040713120344616

N601RX A109K2 - NTSB Preliminary Accident Report
http://www.dgualdo.it/n601rx-report.htm

Helicopter Crash Litigation
http://www.slackdavis.com/aviation_helicopters.php

Medical helicopter crashes - Lynnville Indiana
http://www.emsnetwork.org/artman/publish/article_8316.shtml

more to come...
JB

 
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