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REACH Air Ambulance - Fatal accident
DATE 12/24/03 0945 PST PROGRAM REACH Air Ambulance VENDOR Part 135 ADDRESS 451 Aviation Blvd Santa Rosa, CA 95403 WEATHER Overcast, Rain AIRCRAFT_TYPE Agusta 109A TAIL# N25RX INJURIES Art Gotisar, Pilot - fatal Kelly Bates, Flight Nurse - fatal Diane Codding, Flight Nurse - fatal DESCRIPTION Aircraft had completed an instrument approach to Ukiah airport and was proceeding VFR ro a rendezvous point with a ground ambulance approximately 15 miles NW of Ukiah. The medical crew had radioed via satcom that they were returning to Ukiah. Aircraft impacted higher terrain. SOURCE Ed MacDonald, Chief Pilot 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.