NTSB Files: Eurocopter EC145 in Eastern North Carolina

Terrible aviation accident close to home. One of the two Life Flight helicopters operated by Duke University Health Systems crashed this morning in a remote part of eastern North Carolina. Mild temperatures, skies clear and a million. What happened to this Eurocopter EC145? Fuel exhaustion?

Each helicopter – both Eurocopter EC145s – can travel at about 150 mph and cover all of North Carolina and parts of South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. A typical flight includes two critical care providers, a pilot and a single patient. Team members work rotating 12-hour shifts.

Avery confirmed that the one that crashed bore the tail number N146DU. An FAA database indicates the twin-engined craft was manufactured in 2011.

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article172023472.html

Adventure books to read

This listicle, which my cousin posted on FB, is from 2003, but it’s a pretty good one. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “Wind, Sand, and Stars” is No. 1. In the course of the aviation reading I’ve been doing these last few months, I’ve been trying to find my copy of WSS to re-read.

Source: Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer | Outside Online