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Former Kentucky Air Ambulance Helicopter Pilot Charged With Operating an Aircraft While Under the Influence of Alcohol

On November 7, 2023, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky filed an information charging Morgan J. Wiljanen with unlawfully operating an air common carrier while under the influence of alcohol. The information states that on or around March 21, 2023, Wiljanen was under the influence of alcohol while piloting Air Evac Flight 79, an air ambulance helicopter operated by Air Evac, Inc., from Corbin, Kentucky, to Richmond, Kentucky.
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