Preliminary Report: EMS Eurocopter crashes in Washington

 - September 15, 2006, 11:13 AM

Eurocopter EC 135P1, Washington, D.C., May 30, 2006–The MedStar Eurocopter made two approaches to the upper landing pad at the Washington Hospital Center and was maneuvering for an approach to the lower landing pad when it crashed on the grounds of the U.S. Armed Forces Retirement Home. The pilot had called “Mayday.” The pilot, a paramedic and a flight nurse were injured. The patient, who was being transferred from Greater Southeast Community Hospital, died later that evening.