Hospital Gets New Helicopter After Crash

Tools

By Aaron Hepker

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A hospital in northern Iowa is receiving a temporary helicopter after its permanent service was halted by a crash.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa will get the helicopter from Med-Trans Corp. as early as Monday.

Med Trans provides helicopter transportation services to the hospital. Mercy has not announced when they will resume patient transportation services.

Mercy's helicopter services were suspended after a Jan. 2 crash killed the pilot and two others on board. A preliminary federal report suggests investigators will check icy conditions to try to determine what caused the crash.

The helicopter had been headed to Emmetsburg, about 80 miles west of Mason City, to pick up a patient when it slammed into the ground just north of Ventura.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG