NewsChannel 11 has obtained offcial documents from the National Transportation Safety Board concerning AeroCare. Thursday night we broke the story that AeroCare suffered a violent "yaw" or sudden misdirection on October 20th. The pilot regained control and safely returned to Lubbock.
Related Story: Report States AeroCare Had Violent Yaw October 20th
Official documents tell us it was in the sky over Amherst. AeroCare was in route to Clovis, presumably to pick up a patient for transport back to Lubbock. Four people were on board and there were no injuries.
Because of an emergency airworthiness directive, AeroCare can still fly but only at speeds of less than 100 knots. The manufacturer, MD Helicopter Inc., is asking F.A.A. approval to replace some parts that are suspected as being the problem.
Official F.A.A. documents show four such incidents are under investigation nationwide. One of them was so violent it ripped off the door to the helicopter, but that was not the AeroCare incident.
Report States AeroCare Had Violent Yaw October 20th