I want to know the findings of the NTSB investigation concerning this accident. It will be awhile but sooner or later we will have answers.
I have an extremely hard time believing that this was a life saving trip. They flew a patient to London! Now I'm all for flying to patients to Lexington or Knoxville when necessary, but I'm not sure flying to London is a medical necessity. Flight trips should only be for life or death situations. Look at the expense. Not only monetary expense, but human life expense of the air evac team that can't be replaced. And I'm sure the patient didnt have a large say so in the decision to fly as method of transport. The hospital,staff probably placed them in a chopper and kindly billed their insurance or medical card. My insurance will refuse to pay if I take my children to the ER and its not a life or death emergency. I sure hope that the person in the flight was a life or death situation, otherwise, I'd hate to be the person who made the decision to fly the patient......to London! Aka the band aid station.