A history of Medical, helicopter crashes by state, is here
Size of crash, by graph
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The Washington Post reported medical helicopter flights, 2.5 billion dollar industry that grew dramatically as a result of for-profit companies. Growth first spike in 2002 after Medicare the nations largest insurance program, increased payments. More helicopters took to the skies, resulting in more crashes, with 23 crew members killed in accidents in 2008, the deadliest year of all.