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Air Medical crashes:

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There’s lots of ‘em. It is criminal how many people die each year in the US from air medical crashes. These kinds of death rates among normal road ambulances would spur all kinds of investigation and industry upheaval.

Every year at some point, someone in the news media remembers how bad this is and there’s a series of articles like this one decrying the problem and hi-lighting the FAA or the NTSB’s commitment to solving the problem. And then nothing.

If anyone can offer some realistic statistics on this issue, with numbers adjusted for the growth in air ambulance programs each year, please offer some guidance in the comments. Any realistic analysis of current work towards federal, state, or local regulation changing this would interest me as well (not just CAMTS compliance, either. I believe that while CAMTS is a good start, the solution to his problem will be broader). I’d like to know more about how bad this issue really is and what is being done about it.

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Written by ben

September 30th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

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