Aircraft Accident Report: Crash During Approach to Landing of Maryland State Police Aerospatiale SA365N1, N92MD, District Heights, Maryland, September 27, 2008

This report describes the circumstances of an accident involving an Aerospatiale SA365N1 that crashed on approach to landing during an emergency medical services flight operated by the Maryland State Police (MSP). The safety issues discussed include risk assessments, pilot performance and training, terrain awareness and warning systems, air traffic control deficiencies, MSP System Communications Center duty officer performance, and emergency response. Also discussed are patient transport decisions, flight recorder requirements, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight. Safety recommendations concerning these issues are addressed to the FAA; the MSP; Prince George’s County, Maryland; all public helicopter emergency medical services operators, and six associations whose members are involved in search and rescue operations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-09/07, Notation 8067A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2009 12:09PM