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Friday, September 02, 2011

Lawsuit Brought in Clay County MO Medical Helicopter Crash

The husband of the patient killed in the crash of the Lifenet medical helicopter in Clay County last Friday has sued several entities associated with the helicopter service- according to this story in The KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR.

Victor Tacoronte’s wife Terry was being flown by Lifenet from the hospital in Bethany to Liberty Hospital when the aircraft crashed near the Clay County Regional airport near Mosby.

The helicopter- reportedly low on fuel before the crash- was going to refuel at that airport.

Mr. Tacoronte's lawsuit alleges that the operators of the medical helicopter service was "negligent" allowing the aircraft to run out of fuel and that the service's operator "didn’t have a policy in place for transporting patients with adequate fuel reserves" states the KCS story.

Frankly- I find it shocking that medical helicopters sent on patient transfers to distant medical facilities do NOT begin their flights with full fuel tanks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you plus why are we suppose to be leaving an airport with not full tanks??

I'd say Mr. Tacoronte has and easy winable suit.