Tuesday, July 17, 2018

NTSB Reports Engines Failed in Medical Transport Helicopter Crash Near I-57 and I-94 Merge, Chicago

CHICAGO police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:28 PM Saturday to a report of a helicopter down near 103rd St and Michigan Avenue (the crash was actually 3000 feet north-northwest of intersection). Superior Air-Med helicopter apparent auto-rotation, crash, hard-landing. Four hurt, including patient -- all Code Red. , 41.715795, -87.625306 (I-57 and I-94 Chicago, Il).
According to a flight tracking estimate from flightradar24, the Eurocopter EC135 P1 helicopter was heading about 300° (toward Oak Lawn), and made a hard right turn at 1300 feet, traveling at about 119 knots (137 MPH) at 9:22 p.m. The helicopter stopped transmitting flight data by 9:23 p.m. The helicopter initially presented a flight path about 9:09 p.m. from the area of Hobart, Indiana. The helicopter appeared to have lifted off at St. Mary medical Center near 61st Avenue and Lake Park Avenue, and was reported to be enroute to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

https://www.flightradar24.com/2018-07-08/02:09/12x/41.48,-87.48/10


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Report of a helicopter down near 103rd St and Michigan Avenue (crash is actually 3000 feet north-northwest of intersection). Superior Air-Med helicopter apparent auto-rotation, crash, hard-landing. Four hurt, including patient -- all Code Red.

Chicago police helicopter PH-1 investigates a reported helicopter crash about 7 miles southwest of Midway International Airport about 9:22 p.m. -- just before fire crews start communicating on radio as they search for the crash scene. The Superior Air Medical transport helicopter pilot had reported the helicopter was going down in a field.

Witnesses on the ground later reported the helicopter was spinning and on fire before it hit the ground.

PH-1 reports they discovered the helicopter with an apparent hard landing and fire. PH-1 leaves the area. Chicago Fire Department helicopter 6-8-2 reported they were circling the scene shortly after PH-1 left the scene.

E93 on arrival reports they don't see anything at 103rd St and Michigan Avenue.

Fire units start to become aware that the crash is near the I-57 and I-94 merge and see smoke in the air about 9:32 p.m.

T24 crew reports crew is on scene with police and crews can enter at 99th St and Halsted St 9:35 p.m.

A29 requests and EMS Plan 1 by 9:35 p.m.

BC22 confirms the location is on the I-57 feeder ramp to the Bishop Ford.

T24 reports they have a helicopter crash with no civilians on board the helicopter with patients being triaged in a grassy area near the crash scene by 9:36 p.m. Expressway shut down at 9:37 p.m.

BC22 reports they have four patients that require treatment by 9:39 p.m.

Requesting air ambulance Tail Number ... N312SA

Fire extinguished, 4 patients including the initial all accounted for by 9:48 p.m.

Total of four victims being transported from the scene by 9:54 a.m. ...

A24 transporting 30 yr-old female Code Red to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center.

A60 transporting a 70 yr-old female Code Red to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center.

A5 transporting a 30 yr-old female Code Red to Level I Trauma Center University of Chicago.

A9 transporting a 46 yr-old male Code Red to Level I Trauma Center University of Chicago.

E75, E93, E62 and T24 staying on scene -- all others returning by 9:54 p.m.

SUPERIOR FACEBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
July 8, 2018 1:35 a.m.
https://www.facebook.com/SuperiorAmbulance/posts/10155690515077005

https://twitter.com/EricTendian/status/1015787648366063616

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqG3VjMuK7U

FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ...

ENGINE(S): E93 E75 E62

TRUCK(S): T ?? T24 TL ??

SQD5 CV275 SQD7 (returned) CV273 (returned)

RIT: BC23 T ??

CHIEF(S): BC22 225 2-1-12 2-1-27
BOX CHIEF BC21
PLANS CHIEF BC ??

EMS: A ?? FC ?? STANDBY A ??

STAGING: 99th and Halsted at the top of the ramp.

EMS PLAN 1 at 9:35 p.m. on orders of A29

STRUCK OUT AT 9:44 PM

EMS PLAN 1 SECURED AT 9:44 PM.

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