Fatal Flights

Number 24350
Subject Aviation
Source Washington Post
State DC
Year 2009
Publication Date 08/21/2009; 08/22/2009; 08/23/2009;
Summary The nation's medevac programs are dominated by private companies with stiff competition and widespread safety failings. The high rate of accidents in the medical helicopter field is due to entrenched complacency. The Post uproots the severe lack of safety in a field the public typically views as heroic.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 33
Keywords medevac; helicopter; hospitals; safety; Washington Post; patient; rescue; Federal Aviation Administration; National Transportation Safety Board; deaths; crash; medical; flight; crew;
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