Air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation has opened a new AeroCare medical helicopter base in Plainview, Texas
Duke Life Flight crash kills four
On 8 September, a Duke Life Flight helicopter crashed into a field outside of Belvidere in North Carolina, US. The patient and three crew members lost their lives in the crash. Duke Life Flight named the crew as pilot Jeff Burke, flight nurse Crystal Sollinger and flight nurse Kris Harrison.
Duke Life Flight is a CAMTS-accredited critical care and emergency air and ground transport agency based in Durham, North Carolina, providing services to North Carolina and its surrounding states.
In a joint statement, Duke University president Vincent E. Price and A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs for Duke University and CEO of Duke University Health System, said: “We are deeply saddened by the news that a Duke LifeFlight helicopter crashed earlier today in eastern North Carolina, with no evidence at this time that there were any survivors. The men and women of Duke LifeFlight put themselves at risk every day to save the lives of others, and the colleagues we lost in today’s terrible tragedy embodied Duke’s commitment to service and healing. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues. There will be opportunities in the coming days to join together in remembering these Duke colleagues and the lifesaving work they were committed to providing.”
The Office of the Secretary of Defense has named Davis-Monthan Air Force Base the top base in the Air Force for the second time in six years
Swiss air ambulance operator Air Zermatt has celebrated its 50th year of operation with the delivery of a brand new Bell 429 helicopter.
Safran Helicopter Engines has announced that it has made two senior management appointments.
A firefighter from Bernalillo County Fire Department, US, helped to save two hikes and their incapacitated dog using his own personal drone.