12.25.2009

Breaking

Ambulance helicopter crashed at Wise Regional hospital in Decatur. No life threatening injuries.

Barry (from iPhone)

Edit: Star-Telegram story.

35 comments:

Denney Crane said...

So much for the new paint job and uniforms. Sounds like there were a few other changes as well... ambulance jockeys!

Anonymous said...

Denney Crane you are one stupid ignorant bastard and I hope that you need an air ambulance at least once in your pathetic miserable lifetime. But then it would be to costly for a waste of oxygen like you.

Anonymous said...

Real classy there Denney Crane....two people were injured and other uninjured while away from their families on Christmas while serving their community....and you are being a smartass about their uniforms and paint job!

Anonymous said...

Real intellengence Denney while you were sitting secure by your warm fireplace it was that new paint job and uniforms that flew the injured crew out of here, along with a few folks that would still be in need of care that was beyond the capabilities of your local medical community at a time when ground ambulances couldn't move down the road again real intellengence.

Judy said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa!!! Get a grip 4:16 and 4:17. Read between the lines, plz!
And yes, I will post my name.

Denney Crane said...

You can bet your sweet ass that I will never use the new air ambulance service in Decatur. I would rather go ahead and die on the ground...at least my family could recognize the corpse.

Only idiots would put a helicopter ambulance in Decatur...

Anonymous said...

Ditto 4:16..denney you suck!!!

mzchief said...

To anonymous 4:17/5:30...
The Air-Evac crew members were doing their JOB for which they are PAID. Anyone who is injured doing their JOB is, typically, away from their family while they are WORKING. It is not as though these people put themselves in harm's way. There was a malfunction of a piece of equipment with which they work. Their work related accident due to equipment malfunction is no different than if a truck driver was injured in an auto accident caused by a malfunction of their brakes.

Denney Crane said...

Amazing how everyone could maneuver the roads today except the local ground ambulance.

Air ambulances are great, but having a crew standing by in Decatur is crazy when it takes 15 minutes to get one out of Ft Worth. I want the pilot, crew and aircraft that is flying 5 times a day, not 3 or 4 times a week.

Sorry, I have a difficult time believing that a successful commercial pilot is stationed in Decatur, Texas and we have the best machine for the job...

I would hate to find out he didn't initiate carburetor ice, missed something on the checklist or the machine be in substandard working order.

I wish no one hurt or injured, but a brand new team and group has an accident in less that 2 weeks from their takeover... doesn't that seem a little too co-incidental?

FAA will probably make a ruling in the next 90 days, then you can tell me what a heartless bastard I am... Does it take a fatality to reevaluate safety at Decatur hospital?

hangman said...

denny
i remember a wreck not too long ago in rhome were a lady need a helicopter this one was busy and they called one of those that were 15 minutes away and they called when 15 minutes passed and they were still that long out if not longer and the lady died waiting on the fifteen minute helicopter you talk about. when you truly need the service of an air ambulance you need it then and this company would rather fly in from out here with the patient and fly home empty however the fifteen minute would rather fly empty out here and full back wasting critical time. oh just to inform you denny the first hour after injury is called the golden hour and your chances of a full recovery are much greater if you arrive at a level 1 hospital and have them working on you before that hour is up and this helicopter does there best to use as little of that as possible. the irony to all this is that if you were in a bad accident and injured and needed the helicopter you would want them to come get you and save your life yet on this blog you trash talk them i just find that ironic

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the family's of the injured. But, it is kind of ironic that the operation was just put under new management (at least publicly) within the last couple of days.

Anonymous said...

this helicopter has saved countless lives in the service area and been a great asset to our community. the ftworth ones can stay there they only see us as money than can collect. this helicopter flies more than most of the ftworth helios you talk of. now those who have said that they hope people will need the air ambulances services dont wish that anyone no matter how rude and disrespectful they become on this blog. we can ask that the case of cranial rectalitis shown by denny here cures itself. as far as why a decent commercial pilot and bird would set here in decatur would realize that the company bases in rural america to cut down on response time for rural americans to get to the proper hospitals when they are injured beyond what the local hospital can handle

Anonymous said...

Denney, you sir are a ignorant fool. I'm sorry that you feel it necessary to type about something you have little informaiton about. The crews workign at you local Decatur helicopter are the same crews that have been there for many years. The helicopter is also the very same aircraft that has been serving the community there for years. Those crew members are some of the best trained and most competent you cna find of any of the providers around. The company does base all of their helicopters in rural locations to provide a faster response time to those who truly need the advantage of speed. What happened is most likely a mechanical failure. The experience of the Pilot and Crew had nothing to do with the accident. What I do know is those crwe members where working while most people were celebrating Chrsitmas with their families. For that they deserve respect and you are a fool if you cannot at least provide that.

Anonymous said...

Never knew that good samaritans would be so controversial.
We will dance on your grave Denny.

Anonymous said...

My sympathy goes out to the "uninjured".

Anonymous said...

why is this crew working on xmas any different than the guy working at 7-11 that was open yesterday? or the truck driver that was hauling gas into the metroplex? this crew is not some kind of hero, just a normal person like the rest of us doing their job for which they are paid.

Anonymous said...

i made the mistake of going to the WCM update for more info, please forgive me barry and i wont do it again.
its been more than 24 hours since the accident and still no more info than you had posted which was before the WCM. and most of all, still no names or how the injured are doing.

HAHAH and this is the publication you say works so hard? BG, you are too nice to the lazy sometimes

Anonymous said...

For some reason the internet and it's veil of anonymity allow folks who are normally "solid citizens" to make some fairly ridiculous and dark hearted comments. I think this is probably the case with DC in this instance.
4:16 My memory is that DC had a ride in a bird several years ago and something about that experience may have caused his nasty attitude. If he didn't go by helicopter, he certainly should have due to the extent and nature of his injuries. So 4 :16 your rather dark hearted wish has already been fulfilled.
DC, I can say with certainty that the pilot's failure to" initiate carburetor ice" didn't cause the failure as turbine helicopters don't have carburetors. Did you mean to say "initiate carburetor heat"? They do have an incredible amount of moving parts most of which can cause catastrophic failure, and I am amazed it doesn't happen more often. Actually google tells me that flight into bad weather is the leading cause of HEMS crashes.
8:27 Blasting good samaritans is fairly common in the county of Wise, Witness two such incidents, by commissioner Terry Ross in this single issue of "The Update" in 2004 http://www.wcmessenger.com/update/update_content/EpAFFVkZyEyNQwIpSG.php In one meeting he managed to blast both fire and EMS. The link came from a post a few down.

Anonymous said...

Denney (aka NTSB DROPOUT) you are one major dumbass...This Helicopter has a turbine engine with no carburetor so icing isn't an issue.

You really are a sad pitiful little man in so many ways.

Anonymous said...

Let's see now....they crashed at the hospital and had to be flown to a hospital in ftw. Now, tell again how good Wise Regional is?

Anonymous said...

Folks...We don't actually cure anyone here at Wise Regional,we bill Insurance Companies until they say the patient is cured.

We're here to help.

Double fake Wise Regional Health Care Horsepital Director of Administratons.

Anonymous said...

I give. Let's ju'st put frikkin apo'strophe's before every letter s that appear's in the engli'sh language. To heck if the word is indicating something plural. Family's instead of families? Are you kidding 9:16??? That seem's to be the way. Why not ju'st put them in front of 'e'v'e'r'y 'l'e't't'e'r in the alphabet.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but a bunch of morons on here. Regardless of the issue, people who work to save your life when you are in need were hurt. Nothing but a bunch of back seat, arm chair quartebacks bitching and whining. My motto is if you think you can do better, go get your license to do what they do and get after it. If not shut up and o on with your pathetic life. I pray those injured recover quickly and get back to what they love doing.

Anonymous said...

wrhs is a good basic hospital with several areas of special treatment however when a person is injured beyond their level of care then they are taken to the metroplex hospitals like harris and jps were they the special doctors and surgeons on duty to handle whatever comes in the door

Anonymous said...

Barry you are a weiner not letting my rant post go on here! Guess that is to be expected from a liberal lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter involved in accident

Air Evac Lifeteam release
December 30, 2007

An Air Evac Lifeteam air medical helicopter, based in Muscle Shoals, Ala., was involved in an accident around 3:05 a.m. this morning, killing all three crew members aboard the aircraft.

Anonymous said...

Denny Crane may know something we don't!.......OR at least I do!

Anonymous said...

(Indiana)FAA investigates Air Evac chopper crash
Posted: Sep 01, 2008 11:57 AM CDT
Updated: Sep 17, 2008 11:52 AM CDT

Mike Cole, Burney firefighter Emily Longnecker/Eyewitness News

Decatur County - A Rushville-based Air Ambulance team is suspending flights following a crash that killed three crew members Sunday. The Air Evac Lifeteam chopper went down in rural Decatur County near the town of Burney.

Anonymous said...

(This may be the same one at Muscle Shoales, not sure).......But Sunday's tragedy was not a first for Air Evac Lifeteam. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, another of the company's helicopter's crashed eight months ago near Cherokee, Alabama. In that crash, the pilot, flight nurse, and paramedic all died too. A cause for that accident has not been determined.

Anonymous said...

Our story showed that in the past 10 years, Air Evac has had a total of four fatal accidents and another 11 accidents in which the crew and passenger survived. What's more – accident investigations showed that most of those were preventable.

Congressman Jason Altmire says many for-profit or rural operations function without much oversight and take too many risks.

"Pilots coming in being unfamiliar with the territory, taking risks that they wouldn't normally make if they understood the terrain," Altmire said.

Our examination of Air Evac Lifeteam found that nine accidents resulted from pilot error or improper planning. Many of these were crashes in which the pilot descended at a too high rate or speed. Two others were the result of improper maintenance and one was due to equipment failure.

Anonymous said...

Our story showed that in the past 10 years, Air Evac has had a total of four fatal accidents and another 11 accidents in which the crew and passenger survived. What's more – accident investigations showed that most of those were preventable.

Congressman Jason Altmire says many for-profit or rural operations function without much oversight and take too many risks.

"Pilots coming in being unfamiliar with the territory, taking risks that they wouldn't normally make if they understood the terrain," Altmire said.

Our examination of Air Evac Lifeteam found that nine accidents resulted from pilot error or improper planning. Many of these were crashes in which the pilot descended at a too high rate or speed. Two others were the result of improper maintenance and one was due to equipment failure.

Anonymous said...

Just go to,......www.air evac lifeteam crashes.com

Denney Crane said...

If you would care to rant over my statement, here’s your chance. Please read all the way down before you tear me a new arse…

Anonymous said...

Most people who comment on here are the same people who call public safety personel at the first sight of danger. A bunch of cowards who shrink in the sight of danger. Not many of you had to work on Christmas. 99 % of you did not do a dangerous job. I praise anyone who goes the extra mile to save the lives of others, especially the morons who travel when advised not too. So blow the hot air up your own asses since it makes you feel so good about your sorry pathetic lives, which have no true rewards. On live the guardians

Anonymous said...

Funny the word COCKpit was never used cuz I laugh until milk squirts out my nose whenever I hear somebody say it.