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LIFE FLIGHT - Fatal accident



DATE		6/7/03 2014 

PROGRAM		LIFE FLIGHT

VENDOR		AIR METHODS

ADDRESS
		LDS HOSPITAL
		8TH AV & C ST.
		SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84143

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	AGUSTA A109K2

TAIL#		N123RX

INJURIES	BRENT COWLEY, PILOT - fatal
		DENISE WARD, NURSE - injured
		BRIAN ALLRED, PARAMEDIC - injured
		

DESCRIPTION	Flight crew had just completed a search and rescue 
		operation for Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office 
		and successfully delivered a 20 year old 
		dehydrated hiker to an awaiting ground ambulance 
		at the search and rescue command post.  The 
		patient was rescued from a mountain area known as 
		Mount Olympus.  The helicopter was shut down at 
		the command post and crew passed patient care to a 
		ground ambulance for transport.  Crew then lifted 
		to return to LDS Hospital.  A minute or two into 
		the flight and at approximately 500 feet AGL, a 
		noise was heard, aircraft appeared to fishtail and 
		start to spin.  The aircraft landed just off a 
		hillside on a small flat area just east of Wasatch 
		Boulevard on the east side foothills of Salt Lake 
		County. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	Denise ward received minor injuries and was 
		treated and released from LDS Hospital.  Brian 
		Allred dislocated an elbow, loc and was admitted 
		for observation overnight and released from LDS on 
		Sunday afternoon.
 
		Denise ward received minor injuries and was 
		treated and released from LDS Hospital.  Brian 
		Allred dislocated an elbow, loc and was admitted 
		for observation overnight and released from LDS on 
		Sunday afternoon.
 

SOURCE		JT Kennedy, BS, EMS Flight Paramedic, IHC Life 
		Flight 

VIA		Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN

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Please share the above information with your program staff. If
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