Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III, N275AE, Air Evac EMS Inc: Accident occurred November 08, 2017 in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

Rotorcraft struck tail on landing.

Date: 08-NOV-17
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N275AE
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: B206L
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

UNION CITY, Tenn. — Three crew members suffered minor injuries after a medical helicopter went down hard in a landing in Union City on Wednesday.

The chopper went down near Home and Howard Street near the Union City Police 911 building.

A spokesperson with the Air Evac Lifeteam said Air Evac 143 went down at 11:40 a.m., with three crew members were on board. They were based out of Troy, Tennessee and were headed to Obion County.

No patients were involved. Three crew members were treated and released from a local hospital.

Brad Woody, program director for the Obion County Air Evac base, was waiting for the crew at the 911 dispatch center in Union City when the hard landing occurred.

“The crew was on its way to the dispatch center to go over the new satellite tracking capabilities Air Evac provided to them,” Woody said. “We are thankful the crew experienced only minor injuries.”

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OBION COUNTY, Tenn. — Crew members aboard a medical helicopter were transported Wednesday morning after the aircraft crashed in Union City.

The medical helicopter crashed in the area of Harrison Street and South Home Street, according to the Union City Police Department.

Air Evac Lifeteam issued the following statement:

“Air Evac 143 in Obion Co., Tenn., experienced a hard landing in Union City, Tenn., at 11:40 a.m. There was not a patient on board. The crew was transported to the local hospital and are reported to have minor injuries and are in stable condition.”

Officials on scene said the helicopter was performing a training exercise when the crash occurred.

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