Date: September 25, 2009
Time: 23:30
Location: Georgetown, South Carolina
Operator: Omniflight Helicopters Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Charleston - Conway
AC Type: Eurocopter AS350-B2
Registration: N417AE
cn / ln: 9032
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The air ambulance crashed shortly after departure after dropping off a patient and while returning to base. The pilot, medic and nurse were all killed. The pilotís decision to continue the visual flight rules flight into an area of instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in the pilotís spatial disorientation and a loss of control of the helicopter. Contributing to the accident was the inadequate oversight of the flight by Omniflightís Operational Control Center.

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