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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES HELICOPTER ACCIDENT IN TENNESEE



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

March 25, 2010

 

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NTSB SENDING TEAM TO INVESTIGATE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

HELICOPTER ACCIDENT IN TENNESEE

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team

to investigate the crash of an emergency medical services

(EMS) helicopter this morning in Brownsville, Tennessee,

about 55 miles northeast of Memphis. Three crewmembers were

killed in the accident; there was no patient onboard at the

time of the crash.

 

NTSB Air Safety Investigator Ralph Hicks has been designated

as Investigator-in-Charge and is traveling to the scene from

the Safety Board's regional office in Atlanta. NTSB Chairman

Deborah A.P. Hersman will serve as principal spokesman

during the on-scene investigation.

 

Improving the Safety of (EMS) flight operations has been on

the NTSB's Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements since

2008:

http://www.ntsb.gov/Recs/mostwanted/aviation_improvesafety_e

ms_flights.html

 

Peter Knudson will be the press officer on-scene. Mr.

Knudson may be reached on his cell phone (202-557-1350) when

he arrives in Tennessee this afternoon.

 

NTSB Press Contacts:

202-557-1350 (Peter Knudson, on site in Tennessee) 

202-314-6100 (Washington)

 

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