Critical Air Medicine

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Critical Air Medicine
Founded 1984
Fleet size 2
Destinations charter air ambulance service
Headquarters San Diego, California
Website http://www.criticalair.com/

Critical Air Medicine is a charter air ambulance service operating from San Diego, California. Critical Air, Inc, the Texas-based rotor-wing operations division of Critical Air Medicine was sold to Air Evac Lifeteam. The remaining fleet consists of 2 CE-421C Golden Eagle prop aircraft operated by 3 full-time pilots.

Incidents[edit]

A Critical Air Medicine aircraft crashed on February 10, 1994 killing two people after the 60 gallons jet fuel was added by Nayak Aviation of San Antonio instead of the required aviation fuel.[1]

In 1996, the airline was sued for medical malpractice by a patient's family after being airlifted to a hospital following an automobile accident.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parker, J. Michael (February 12, 1994). "Fuel foul-up confirmed in air crash investigation". San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  2. ^ "CRITICAL AIR MEDICINE vs LAWRENCE JEFFERY STANARD". Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San Antonio. Retrieved 2008-05-26. [permanent dead link]