Iowa Medical Helicopter Hit by Fire Truck


 
 

| Tuesday, September 1, 2009


MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa - A medical helicopter responding to an accident in southeast Iowa has been grounded after it was hit by a fire truck.



The Iowa State Patrol says the MedForce helicopter took off from West Burlington and landed north of Mediapolis on Monday to pick up a crash victim when it was struck by a Mediapolis Fire Department truck.



The patrol says the pilot and crew were outside the chopper, which was shut off. Fire crews who responded to the accident received a second call about another accident south of Mediapolis.



When the fire truck was leaving, it hit the helicopter's rotor with one of its upper deck lights.



Another MedForce helicopter responded and flew the crash victim to a hospital.



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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com




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