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3 Killed in North Dakota Air Ambulance Crash

An ambulance plane crashed in Morton County, North Dakota, on November 19th.

The Bismarck Air Medical plane was transporting three people when it went down.

All three occupants of the plane were killed in the crash. The deceased include a CHI St. Alexius Health registered nurse, and a Bismarck Air Medical pilot and paramedic.

The NTSB are the FAA are investigating.

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Medical Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New Mexico

A medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing at Kirtland Central High School, in Kirtland, New Mexico, on January 12th.

The chopper was transporting a patient from Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Arizona, when the pilot received a low fuel indication and decided to make an emergency landing.

The helicopter landed safely. The patient was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

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Ultralight Plane Crashed in Australia; 2 Killed

An ultralight aircraft crashed at the runway of Hedlow Airstrip, near Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, on the afternoon of November 25.

According to sources, 2 people lost their lives in the crash.

The Queensland Ambulance Service and firefighters responded at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Delta Airlines Flight Diverts to Corpus Christi International Airport

ExpressJetExpressJet flight 5009, operating as a Delta connection, made an emergency landing at Corpus Christi International Airport, Texas, on December 23.

The plane, heading from Monterrey, Mexico, to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, was diverted after its air conditioning system stopped working.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 71 passengers and 4 crew members aboard at the time; the airport reported that two passengers were given medical assistance in an air conditioned ambulance.

Air Ambulance Crashed Near Grand Manan Island Airport, 2 Killed

PiperA chartered Ambulance New Brunswick plane crashed in a wooded area near the airport on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada, shortly after 5 a.m. on August 16.

According to the Ambulance New Brunswick spokesperson, the accident happened when the Atlantic Charters plane was returning to Grand Manan after dropping a patient at Saint John Regional Hospital.

The Piper PA-31 aircraft had 4 people aboard; 2 of them, including a pilot and a paramedic died in the crash. Two others, including a second pilot and a registered nurse survived with severe injuries.

The deceased paramedic was later identified as William Mallock of Grand Manan, an employee of Ambulance New Brunswick.

The identity of the deceased pilot who worked for Atlantic Charters has yet to be disclosed.

Capt. Liam Mather from the Defense department confirmed that one survivor was taken to Grand Manan Hospital, while “the other one’s injuries were determined to be too extensive for treatment at Grand Manan so the Cormorant helicopter assisted with a Medivac to Saint John Regional Hospital.”

The interim president of Ambulance New Brunswick, Paul Ward, said in a statement, “We are devastated by this incident.”

The cause of accident is under investigation.

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