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STAR Flight back in limited service

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

As of 7 a.m. today, Travis County’s STAR Flight will resume emergency medical flights. STAR Flight Program Director Casey Ping said Tuesday that the limited return to the air will not include firefighting, law enforcement assistance or search and rescue missions. The division’s four helicopters were grounded after flight nurse Kristin McLain’s fatal fall during a rescue mission over the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Ping said crew members are still being evaluated and are receiving counseling. He did not give a timeline for a full reinstatement of STAR Flight’s services.


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