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Choppers not at issue in region, IHA says

September 9, 2016 9:31 A.M.
(Summit Helicopters)


Problems that have plagued helicopter landings at some hospitals in B.C. are not affecting Interior Health hospitals.

Helijet International Inc. was ordered to stop flying to some hospitals in the province because the helicopters used are not supposed to fly onto H1-category hospital helipads at night.

The helicopter in question is the Sikorsky 76C.

The problem, according to Interior Health officials, does not affect hospitals within its region.

Summit Helicopters out of Kamloops has the contract for air ambulance service to several Interior Health hospitals in Kamloops, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and 100 Mile House.

Summit utilizes a Bell 412SP for its air ambulance service.

Nine hospitals within the Interior Health region have helipads, including those in Kelowna, Kamloops, Trail, Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Grand Forks, Invermere and Nakusp.

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