Popular Mechanics Takes on Helicopter EMS Safety

From JEMS:

An upcoming Popular Mechanics article tells of the fateful night when a Maryland state police helicopter crashed while transporting a patient and crew to a local hospital in 2008.

The detailed article champions the idea that medevac missions are perhaps the most dangerous of flights in commercial aviation. Flying at minimum altitudes, landing in modestly suitable locations, most medical helicopters lack safety equipment considered standard in other commercial aircraft.