Commercial, Public Service

EMS Mission Aborted By Bird Strike

By Staff Writer | May 19, 2009

An EMS helicopter transporting a patient to a Denver area hospital was forced to abort the mission and land at an airport instead of its intended destination, Swedish Medical Center. The pilot of the North Colorado Med Evac Bell 407 helicopter said a pigeon came through the top right portion of his windshield, causing enough damage to make him divert to Centennial Airport outside of Denver. There were no injuries and the patient was taken to the hospital by ground transportation. For related news


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