Medical Helicopter Crash Investigation: "Was Preventable"

The Washington Post reported today, that a preliminary investigation into the November 14, 2009 Medical Helicopter Crash earlier this month which left three crew members dead was preventable.  The report states that safety equipment that has been recommended by federal experts for years had not been installed in the helicopter which was owned and operated by Mountain LifeFlight in California.  Medical helicopter crashes have resulted in more than 30 deaths in the last two years alone.  The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have maintained their positions on safety recommendation and industry standards, however, the requirements for commercial flights and private flights remain different.

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