September 8, 2015 - REVA Air Ambulance company's
worldwide jet fleet is grounded today in
observance of one of its youngest captains’
funeral, which comes in the wake of his tragic,
headline news-making car crash on
South Florida’s Interstate 95.
During the past four years, Captain Patrick
Gustin piloted medical evacuation flights
between six continents, shuttling injured and
ill Americans abroad to U.S. hospitals;
airlifting premature babies to critical care
units and flying people of all ages, with
various conditions, for urgent treatments.
Just a few miles from the company’s headquarters
at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, FL, the 35
year-old pilot was driving his 1999 Porsche 911,
when, “for an undetermined reason, the vehicle
veered to the right and left the roadway onto
the grass shoulder and struck a palm tree,”
according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Gustin died of sudden impact injuries. He was
wearing his seatbelt. No other vehicles were
involved in the 3:15 AM early morning crash,
last Thursday. The cause of the crash remains
under investigation, according to FHP.