James Richardson | 8 Jun 16:34 2008

EMS Helo Crash

Medical helicopter crashes in forest 

Sunday, June 08, 2008 | 8:58 AM  HOUSTON (KTRK) --  Federal investigators
are on the scene of a helicopter crash in the Sam Houston National Forest in
Walker County. Investigators say it was an air ambulance with four people on
board went down around 2:45am. It's unclear if the passengers survived the

Initial reports all have perished.


James Richardson | 10 Jun 20:32 2008

Air Ambulance Crashes Trigger FAA's Attention



<http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/OnCall/story?id=5037096&page=1> &page=1


Huntsville, TX (AHN) - The PHI Air Medical helicopter was the second chopper
to fly the Huntsville-Houston trip on the same morning. The first, a Life
Flight helicopter, turned back because of the low clouds when it was just 10
miles away from Huntsville.

According to Tom Flanagan, chief operating officer of the Memorial Hermann
Hospital-The Texas Medical Center, which runs the Life Flight program, the
return of their helicopter prompted them to contact PHI, which was based at
Bryan airport. PHI was informed of the first flight's failure and weighed
the risks before it took the assignment

Unfortunately, the second attempt was not successful and resulted in the
death of its passenger and three crew members on Monday morning. 

James Richardson | 30 Jun 02:51 2008

Mid-Air Crash

FLAGSTAFF - Seven people are dead and another three are critically injured
after two medical helicopter crashed in Flagstaff. 

Preliminary reports indicate the helicopter collided near Flagstaff Medical
Center. According to an FAA spokesperson, the helicopters collided in

The crash took place just before 4 p.m. on Sunday. It is still unclear what
caused the collision 

3TV has a crew on the scene and further information will be provided as it
becomes available.