2 injured when air ambulance carrying donated organ crashes on top of LA hospital

Officials said the private ambulance helicopter crashed near the helipad at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center


Alejandra Reyes-Velarde
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Two people were injured Friday afternoon when a helicopter crashed near the helipad on top of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, fire officials said.

Officials have not determined who the injured occupants are or the extent of their injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A private air ambulance carrying a donated organ crashed on top of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Friday, officials say.
A private air ambulance carrying a donated organ crashed on top of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on Friday, officials say. (Photo/Brian Vander Brugh, Los Angeles Times)

The aircraft that crashed was a private ambulance helicopter that was transporting a donated organ to the hospital. It was last reported to be on its side with no fire, said LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

"The aircraft is stable on its side, on the helipad," LAFD said in a news alert. "There does not appear to be a significant fuel leak."

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

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