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Old 29th Jan 2019, 21:12
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Old 29th Jan 2019, 22:14
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In this photo provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, authorities survey the scene of wreckage where a medical helicopter crashed in a remote wooded area in Brown Township, Ohio, on its way to pick up a patient, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. There had been no reports of anyone else injured in the crash. No names were released immediately. A few crew members were all killed in the crash, authorities said. (Ohio State Highway Patrol via AP

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 01:22
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condolences to family and friends...
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 08:00
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Looks like another night CFIT... RIP

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 11:11
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Still getting killed in the same sad useless way.
Shame on the industry, but mostly the blame is firmly on the FAA that is refusing to regulate HEMS.
God bless their young souls.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 11:20
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Extreme cold, snow showers, remote area.....video of the scene shows the aircraft utterly destroyed....just bits and pieces with debris scattered all through the forest.

Such a tragedy.....again.
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 13:45
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Was there an auto pilot fitted?
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 16:40
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Originally Posted by skadi View Post
Looks like another night CFIT... RIP

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sunrise approx 7:37 am , reported lost contact 7:20

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 17:27
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sunrise approx 7:37 am , reported missing 7:20
So it could have been still dark at the time of the accident....

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 17:36
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Now seeing ABC news reports crash time as 6:50 am.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/air-ambula...ry?id=60704284
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Old 30th Jan 2019, 20:07
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Such a tragedy.....again.
So very true. A quote from the Duke of Wellington comes to mind. RIP

"They came on in the same old way and we defeated them in the same old way."
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 00:22
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Survivors ought to sue the FAA.
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 04:23
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The Pilot was working three jobs....make you question what his sleep deficit was at the time of the crash.

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Old 31st Jan 2019, 07:02
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What on earth are the pay rates if you feel the need to work three jobs?!?!
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 07:41
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The Pilot was working three jobs....make you question what his sleep deficit was at the time of the crash.
Her..
Bit old school assuming all pilots are a he.
Millennials would have you flogged, if they approved of fatal beatings.

The crew members have been identified as pilot Jennifer Topper,
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9...rosa-woman-was
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Old 31st Jan 2019, 08:37
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“State troopers’ special response team and aviation unit began searching for the wreckage and finally located it around 10:16 a.m., reportedly pinging one of the crew members’ cellphones.”

3 hours to find the wreckage.
No tracking?


Probably wouldn’t have affected the outcome of those onboard had the site been located earlier...

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Old 31st Jan 2019, 11:45
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The initial media report I read got it wrong.....it was the male Flight Nurse that was working three jobs....not the Lady Pilot.

That is what I get assuming the media had their stuff in one sack for a change.



Instrument Proficiency (not just legal currency) will be an issue in this tragedy.






Of course not...why would one want tracking of a EMS Helicopter....that would cost money.

Just like why would you follow a roadway if it takes and extra minute on a night flight when you can fly over dark unlit terrain in snow showers?

Besides....before long folks will want twins and autopilots and effective Instrument Flying Training.

When would it end....this wanting more Gucci kit and training?

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is this a real flyer?
If so someone should go to jail.

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