Someone Explain To Me Again…

…just why it is that a 13-year-old seizure patient had to be flown, when the destination hospital was an hour away by ground ambulance?

And while you’re at it, Mr. Omniscient, explain to the families of the four people who died in the crash why it was necessary, and why more stringent regulation of the medical helicopter industry isn’t desperately needed.

That makes 14 crashes this year, with 29 fatalities.

And it’s only October.

At this rate, Discovery Channel needs to replace The Deadliest Catch with Medical Helicopter Insanity, because the most dangerous profession in America is starting to look like flight nurse or medic.

Edited to add: 13 years or 13 months, she was still a simple seizure patient, and probably could have gone by ground.