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User currently offlineAlert3 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 110 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

A medical helicopter crashed today, killing all 3 souls on board. It is an A119, N403CF. I watched this helicopter help perform another rescue earlier this date.


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http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/news/4672449/detail.html

Sincerest condolences to the victims and families.

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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Yes, a very, very sad situation. I know Eric (DLKAPA) photographed that helicopter 3 times and the pilots actually called him seeking a print. You always feel bad when those who help others die doing so.

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

It wasn't the pilots of this particular aircraft, at least I don't think so, that called me. I think it was one of the higher-ups at the company (but which still could have been the pilots).

However there's a good chance that I've met them before  Sad


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Any Details on what went wrong exactly.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Any Details on what went wrong exactly.
regds
MEL

Not being said other than it crashed while approaching the victim, near Mancos. If it happened where I think it did (north of Mancos in the mountains) than wind might have been a factor.


User currently offlineAlert3 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 110 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Here are some pictures of the rescue they had just assisted on in FMN. Pictures of them are near the bottom, assisting in the rescue. The first 2 were taken about 1 hour before the crash. They left this scene and then were heading west of DRO for an injured logger, which is where the incident occured.

http://www.daily-times.com/artman/publish/article_19223.shtml

http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/news/4672449/detail.html


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

7 miles east of Mancos is pretty much right near the La Plata plateau. Mountains in that area are kind of rugged.

User currently offlineWayfarer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

that's a sharp looking helicopter type ... I like the red color scheme

Medical helicopter crashes are rare, IMO


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