Air Methods President Mike Allen released the following statement Tuesday:
"We would like to thank the NTSB for their efforts on this matter. We appreciate their thoroughness, professionalism and transparency. Once the final NTSB report of the August 2011 Mosby accident is completed, we will study the report closely, and look to further improve our processes and procedures. Air Methods has an excellent safety record and safety is our number one priority. Based upon the investigation to date, we have already initiated a number of safety improvements. Prior to the accident, use of electronic devices by pilots during flight was prohibited by company policy. Since the accident, we have instituted a zero tolerance policy for use of cell phones during flight. We are the most experienced national emergency helicopter company in America and we are prepared to work with the NTSB and the FAA to raise the bar to ensure the safety of those who fly with us."