Commercial, Public Service

NTSB EMS Hearing Begins Tuesday

By Staff Writer | February 2, 2009

Emergency Medical Service

The National Transportation Safety Board’s hearing into the alarming number of emergency medical service helicopter accidents will commence on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern). The Board will listen to testimony from industry experts, operators and pilots through Feb. 6 at its offices in Washington, D.C.  The National EMS Pilots Association, which was invited by the NTSB to participate in the public hearings, will share the results of a paper it prepared indicating that pilot fatigue is a major factor in EMS fatalities. For more information 

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