Although the nationwide system of medevac helicopters is designed to save lives, it is actually in crisis itself, an ABC News investigation has found.
Since 2004, there have been 53 crashes, resulting in the deaths of 77 people. Despite these fatalities, medevac helicopters are quickly becoming a fast growing business with intense competition for patients. Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened a four-day set of hearings into the medevac crashes.
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