A story in The WASHINGTON POST tells of the increasing number of medical helicopters- and medical helicopter crashes- in the United States.
The story mentions that Kentucky has 6 more medical helicopters than the entire country of Canada- and Canada has about 30 million more people!
The following graphics- courtesy of The WASHINGTON POST- shows the numbers of medical helicopters by state.
As you can see- Missouri has 30 air ambulances while Kansas has 12.
Fortunately in our "neck of the woods"- there's only been one fatality medical helicopter crash since 1980- that of a LifeFlight chopper on the morning of May 27- 1993 (worked by yours truly) near Cameron-MO..
In that crash- the pilot and patient died- but 2 others on-board the helicopter survived.