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Disabled helicopter forced to land on Dallas hospital roof

Hospital Safety Insider, September 12, 2003

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Faced with engine problems, a CareFlite helicopter pilot September 3 landed the chopper on its side on the landing pad of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, the Associated Press reports.

The pilot was injured in the impact that shattered the helicopter's rotors, but a paramedic and nurse on board were not hurt. The three had tried to leave to respond to an emergency, but after the copter lost power, the pilot chose to land the aircraft on its side on the roof rather than go over the side of the building.

No one on the ground was hurt, but the helicopter's rotor blades clipped off a light pole on the hospital's parking garage, spraying debris onto the street below. No damage occurred to the hospital, and officials said the heliport would reopen soon.



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