Date: March 21, 2004
Time: 02:20
Location: Pyote, Texas
Operator: Air Ambulance - Med-Trans Corp.
Flight #: ?
Route: Odessa, TX - Lubbock, TX
AC Type: Bell 407
Registration: N502MT
cn / ln: 53549
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter impacted terrain while maneuvering in reduced visibility conditions. The pilot's inadvertent encounter with adverse weather, which resulted in the pilot failing to maintain terrain clearance. Contributing factors were the dark night conditions, the pilot's inadequate preflight preparation and planning, and the pressure to complete the mission induced by the pilot as a result of the nature of the EMS mission.

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