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Med Evac Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Morgan County

Late Tuesday afternoon (March 5th) the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Mayday distress call from a Med Evac 1 helicopter, following a bird strike, that forced the helicopter to make an emergency landing in a field just south of County Road T.5 in the 17000 block. On board were the pilot and 2 nurses, no patients were on board at the time of the collision. 2 birds collided with the aircraft in-flight, shattering the windshield, and leaving a giant hole in it. According to Med Evac the helicopter made a safe landing, with no injuries, except for the pilot who was treated for minor injuries on the scene and was released. Along with the Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Morgan Fire Dept., Morgan County Ambulance Service and the Fort Morgan Police Dept. assisted on the call. Med Evac is cooperating with local officials and regulatory agencies. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA were notified, as a formal investigation

into the incident will begin. 


Picture Courtesy of Morgan County Sheriff's

Picture Courtesy of Morgan County Sheriff's

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