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Boston MedFlight Pilot Allegedly Fell Asleep Transporting Patient From Martha’s Vineyard

The pilot of a medical helicopter allegedly fell asleep while taking a patient from Martha's Vineyard to Boston this summer.

The Boston MedFlight pilot is accused of falling asleep at the helicopter's controls on June 24, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

Boston MedFlight said in a statement that the pilot overflew the helipad and that fatigue was a factor in the incident.

There were no injuries and the patient was successfully transported, according to Boston MedFlight.

"We are now working with a fatigue management consultant and a safety consultant to review our policies and procedures so that this isolated incident does not happen again," the organization said in a statement.

The FAA is investigating the case.

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