Medical helicopter crashes in Pa. during takeoff


By Stephen J. Pytak and Frank Andruscavage
The Republican and Herald
Copyright 2008 The Republican and Herald

POTTSVILLE, Pa. — An air ambulance from Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network’s University MedEvac crashed Friday night after taking off from the helipad at 14th and Cedar streets in Pottsville.

According to EMS personnel on scene, the helicopter’s flight nurse and flight medic suffered non-life threatening injuries but were taken to Nativity Field at Lawton’s Hill and flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. The pilot was reportedly not injured but was examined at a local hospital.

Federal Aviation Administration investigators are expected to inspect the site today.

Full Story: Take-off crash under investigation

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