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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 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The CONCERN network shares verified information to alert medical transport programs when an accident / incident has occurred. Please share the above information with your program staff. If you have further questions, please contact the CONCERN Coordinator, Roseann Krantz @ 1-800-75-SHOCK or email@example.com.