UW Health Statement on Med Flight Report
This series of documents does not, however, identify a probable cause of the crash. We hope that the final report to be released in the coming months will shed more light on that issue.
The Med Flight crash was a deeply traumatic event for the entire UW Health family, most particularly those who were part of the Med Flight operation. All pilots and dispatchers and most flight nurses and physicians have stayed with the program, but a smaller number have opted not to fly – some citing family considerations.
As expected, the number of flights in calendar year 2008 was fewer than in the previous year by approximately 300. However, despite the setback that resulted in Med Flight not operating for approximately two weeks after the crash, the program still reported 1078 flights for calendar year 2008.
UW Health is well aware that this tragic accident continues to be of interest both to our own employees and to the public. Please be assured that every effort will be made to keep you informed of results from the NTSB investigation as it progresses.
Date Published: 04/30/2009