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MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT, INC - Fatal accident



DATE		10/19/01 1458 MDT

PROGRAM		MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT, INC

VENDOR		MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT, INC

ADDRESS
		MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT
		PAYSON, AZ

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	AS350B2

TAIL#		N111DT

TEAM		1 PILOT,. 3 PASSENGERS. Fatal injuries. No 
		patient.  

DESCRIPTION	Aircraft was destroyed during impact with terrain 
		while maneuvering near Roswell, NM.  The 
		commercial pilot and one passenger sustained 
		serious injuries, two passengers sustained fatal 
		injuries.  The local flight originated from the 
		New Mexico State Police Office parking lot in 
		Roswell, NM.  The pilot had been conducting l-z 
		training with the NM State Police.  According to 
		the NTSB report, the pilot climed to an altitude 
		of 5500 feet msl.  After selecting an lz, he 
		turned northwest toward the area and initiated a 
		descent.  As the hl descended to about 150-200 
		feet agl, he initiated a rt turn into the wind.  
		As the ac was turning, he realized the turn was 
		too steep and tried to shallow the turn; the 
		cyclic would not move.  The helicopter came to 
		rest 375 feet from the initial ground scar. 

SOURCE		NTSB preliminary report

VIA		Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN

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