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Pa. Town Wants Medevac Ban

By James T. McKenna | February 13, 2007

Residents of  Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania want to make the area a no-fly zone for medical evacuation flights due to worries about noise and the possibility of crashes in the area, the television station WNEP reports. The Lehigh Valley Hospital's medical helicopter, based at Zerpie Airport is sometimes socked in by fog that grounds the helicopter and a proposal has been made that the rotorcraft be moved to Pottsville. The concern centers around the hospital's location in the center of town. In the 25 years the medical evacuation helicopter has been in operation, it has airlifted 40,000 patients and had one crash. For related news

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