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Tragedy spawns lifesaving Vita Inclinata technology for helicopter SAR missions

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More than 10 million people viewed Phoenix TV station footage of an injured hiker spinning uncontrollably in a helicopter rescue basket three years ago, after one of the two stabilization ropes broke and the helicopter's rotor wash wildly rotated the litter for more than a minute. While the rotations didn't injure the woman and the viral video spawned countless humorous memes, the woman didn't think it was too funny. She sued the City of Phoenix and won a $450,000 settlement. Such violent spinning can lead to much, much worse outcomes. Caleb Carr knows this all too well. [Read More...]

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