After the show was canceled, the modifications were removed (now owned by a private collector) from the actual helicopter. It was repainted and eventually sold to the German helicopter charter company, Hubschrauber-Sonder-Dienst (aka HSD Luftrettung and Blue Helicopter Alliance), and given the registration number D-HHSD.
On the afternoon of Saturday, June 6th, 1992, while operating as an air ambulance, D-HHSD was flying a little girl suffering from heavy burns on a mercy mission from Berlin to the Cologne University Burns Unit in Köln.
After safely delivering the girl, the helicopter and its crew of three was returning to Berlin when they encountered unexpected weather. With the visibility reduced to nearly 100 feet due to fog amidst a brewing thunderstorm, the copter's 42 year old pilot must have struggled to navigate the wooded German mountainsides.
The air ambulance helicopter (formerly known as Airwolf) crashed in fog on June 6, 1992, killing all three of its occupants. Read More: Angel of Mercy.
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Lewisville, Texas: Lewisville Fire Department (TX) airlifting a patient using Careflite, 2011.
Lewisville (TX) Fire Department airlifting a patient using Careflite.
CareFlite Helicopter Training Denton Airport Texas
CareFlite medical helicopter taking off from the Lewisville FD's Open House, en route to an accident.
CareFlite Flight Nurses on Saving Lives and Flying in the Bell 429
By Julie Elrod
Photo by: Sam Williams
A Careflite helicopter made a hard landing in a field. According to reports, the helicopter was on it’s way to pick up a patient at Eastland Memorial Hospital when it had engine problems. The incident is being investigated by the FAA. Three crew members received minor injuries and were transported to Eastland Memorial Hospital. Read More.