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Wind Turbines Create Concerns for Medical Copters


 
 

| Friday, August 15, 2008


GREENBAY, Wis. -- Flight for Life and Theda Star are telling their pilots not to land in a wind farm if a number of dangerous conditions exist. That means heavy turbulance or if there's too many high objects. Instead the helicopters would land nearby and wait for an ambulance.

It's a plan, not everyone is thrilled about.

On a stretch of land, just southwest of Fond du Lac, Curt Kindschuh lives near a windmill farm. It's an area where Flight for Life and Theda Star say landing could be extremely tough, and that's why pilots are being told to avoid it, even if there's an emergency.

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