A federal safety panel says aviation officials are not acting quickly enough on proposals to prevent crashes of emergency medical helicopters. As we reported previously, the National Transportation Safety Board urged the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2006 to take steps to improve the safety of emergency medical helicopter flights. The safety board wanted the FAA to improve procedures for medical helicopters, to evaluate flight risks, require onboard crash-warning technology, and set policies for securing weather updates. At a recent meeting, the safety board acknowledged that the FAA is working on the proposals, but not quickly enough. Over the past 11 months, nine emergency medical helicopters have crashed, killing 35 people. This is a safety issue that must be handled and without delay.
Source: Associated Press
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