July 28 — At 1342 MST, a Eurocopter AS350B3 (N509AM) rapidly descended and collided with terrain in an urban area of Tucson, Ariz. The helicopter was operated by Air Methods Corp., as LifeNet 12, on a repositioning flight. It was VFR and the crew had filed a company flight plan. The flight originated at Marana Regional Airport, Tucson, at 1332. Witnesses reported seeing the helicopter flying steadily in a southeast direction when it started to descend rapidly and enter a left turn. They also ...


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