After multiple medevac crashes, NTSB wants increased safety technology

USA Today: "The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling on regulators to require new lifesaving technologies on many air ambulances, including night-vision goggles, terrain avoidance computers and autopilot controls. The devices are costly, but the NTSB says they would save lives in a health care system increasingly reliant on choppers for transporting critically ill patients. Industry groups such as the Air Medical Operators Association say their members should have the freedom to adopt some, but not all, of the technologies" (Levin, 8/19).

Kaiser Health NewsThis article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.


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