A note for everyone.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by rotorhead, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    I have some news that isn't so good. I work for a company named Air-Evac lifeteam. One of our EMS helicopters were out on a call about 3:00 in the morning on the 30th of Dec. looking for a lost hunter. They had spotted him and then they crashed killing the pilot, nurse and paramedic. This is the first time since 1985 we have ever lost any crew members. If you guys would give them a though in church next Sunday. Thank you
    RH
     
  2. gamehauler

    gamehauler Well-Known Member

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    My prayers are with you and the Familys.
    Mike
     

  3. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    Wow, what a terrible tragedy. God Bless.
     
  4. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    What a sad ending to this rescue mission. We recently had an air medical escort helicopter go down in bad weather, losing all four aboard off the southern coast of Alaska. It hurts more than normal knowing that the people that lost their lives were risking them in the effort to help others in need.

    You, the co-workers, and family members will be in our thoughts and prayers.
     
  5. JF7mmRUM

    JF7mmRUM Active Member

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    sorry about the loss. i'm an A+P mechanic for Stat MedEvac in Pittsburgh and just about everyone there is good friends so i can imagine that would be pretty rough. on a lighter note, what kind of birds ur company fly? ours are all EC135s and 145s
     
  6. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the others affected by this incident.
     
  7. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    My condolences.
    I've been a professional pilot for nigh onto 36 years now and it never gets any easier to lose friends or acquaintances.
     
  8. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind words. The company and I appreciate it.

    We fly 206L's and 407'S

    Thanks, Dean
     
  9. JF7mmRUM

    JF7mmRUM Active Member

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    Just wanted to let you know that over the weekend a company-wide email was sent where i work regarding this accident and all of my co-workers' thoughts and prayers are with you. I heard a rumor that AEL may be starting a few bases in our region, we may have some more competition :D. Also, i believe Scott Sampey, AEL's Vice President of Business Development, is our former Director of Field Operations. small world, huh?
     
  10. rotorhead

    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate you letting your everyone know. I and the rest of the company appreciate it. This is the first crew members that AEL has lost since there start in 1985. We all are in this together and I love being a part of an organization that helps people like our companies do. It is unfortunate that this kind of a thing happens but it does and if your in this business long enough your going to have to deal with it. Again I and AEL really appreciate you and Stat Medevac for your support.
    I live in Texas and I didn't know any of the people that passed but this company has such a sense of family it has affected everyone. I kind of deal with this type of a thing quietly and give them the respect the deserve. I am a pilot as well and I have known several people that have died and its never them( There in a good place) that gets me its there families the spouses and children. AEL is taking care of the families and most employees have donated money and time to these families.

    It is a small world especially in the helicopter business. I will send a email to the human resources lady and let them know that Stat Medevac sends there condolences.
    Thanks again, Dean
     
  11. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    Condolences

    My sympathies go out to the families & friends of those lost. It's tragic, but unavoidable in your line of work, but knowing that onlly makes it slightly less painful. Share your grief fully but briefly, and move on to complete the missions that are coming.

    Many people live well, but few these days die well in the service to others.