By Associated Press - Friday, March 4, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal investigation has found no equipment defects factored in a Central Texas flight nurse’s fatal 100-foot fall from a medical helicopter when her harness detached from a hoisting cable.

In a report issued Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board also reported no problems with STAR Flight’s training, policies and practices. A statement from Travis County Emergency Services said a report on a probable cause of the April 27 accident that killed of Kristin McLain is expected in a few weeks.

In the statement, STAR Flight Director Casey Ping says he and STAR Flight’s other officials are encouraged that the investigation continues to proceed.

Travis County Emergency Services operates STAR Flight.



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