Sunday, October 30, 2005

2nd Airlift Northwest Crash in One Month

From KOMO News:

OLYMPIA - Federal investigators were at Providence-St. Peter Hospital early Saturday, examining debris from the second Airlift Northwest medical-evacuation helicopter crash in a month.

None of the four people on board was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred on takeoff from the hospital roof late Friday. The previous crash, Sept. 29 near Edmonds, killed all three crew members.

One of the three crew members from Friday's accident was hospitalized overnight but expected to be released Saturday, hospital spokeswoman Deborah Shawyer said.

The fourth person in the aircraft was a patient who had been brought to Olympia from Grays Harbor County by ambulance for helicopter evacuation to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.


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