Air Methods Corporation Confirms Fatal Accident in Wisconsin

DENVER, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), reported today that one of its EC-135 twin-engine helicopters serving the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, WI, crashed Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. CST after delivering a patient to a hospital. The pilot, flight physician, and flight nurse received fatal injuries. The wreckage was found today around 9:15 a.m. CST near La Crosse, WI.

The helicopter was equipped with satellite tracking and disappeared shortly after lifting off following refueling. Senior company officials, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) representatives have arrived in the area or are in transit. The NTSB is investigating the accident with full cooperation and support from the company.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of the University of Wisconsin's Med Flight and Air Methods' crew members, and extend our heartfelt condolences to the members of their families and those they served with," said Aaron Todd, chief executive officer of Air Methods Corporation.

CONTACTS: Aaron D. Todd, Chief Executive Officer, (303) 792-7413.

SOURCE Air Methods Corporation

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