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Life Evac 2 - Fatal accident
DATE January 10, 2004 1201 EST PROGRAM Life Evac 2 VENDOR Air Methods Corporation ADDRESS Stafford Regional Airport 115 Aviation Way Stafford, VA WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE EC 135 TAIL# N136LN TEAM Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic. Fatal injuries. No patient. DESCRIPTION The aircraft had dropped off a patient and was returning to its base utilizing a FAA approved helicopter route that took it down the Potomac River at to below 200 feet AGL. The wreckage was located in the river. While the surviving crew member believed that the aircraft had contacted an object during flight, the cause of the accident is still under investigation. There are many cranes in the area of the wreckage, some above 300 feet AGL. ADDITIONAL INFO Memorial service date, time, and location TBA. SOURCE Robert Hamilton, Program Director VIA David Kearns, CONCERN Coordinator =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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, David Kearns at 800 525 3712 or email: email@example.com.