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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
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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: coordinator@concern-network.org.