Civilian Helicopter Search and Rescue Accidents in the United States: 1980 Through 2013.

@article{Worley2015CivilianHS,
  title={Civilian Helicopter Search and Rescue Accidents in the United States: 1980 Through 2013.},
  author={Gordon Worley},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={544-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Helicopters are commonly used in search and rescue operations, and accidents have occurred during helicopter search and rescue (HSAR) missions. The purposes of this study were to investigate whether the HSAR accident rate in the United States could be determined and whether any common contributing factors or trends could be identified. METHODS Searches were conducted of the National Transportation Safety Board aviation accident database, the records of the major search and rescue… CONTINUE READING