LifeFlight Helicopter Malfunction Forces Landing in a Field
A LifeFlight helicopter crew kept their cool and made a safe emergency landing after experiencing a technical issue.
It was a typical Saturday evening for the crew members, as they were transporting a patient to Bangor, when the aircraft suddenly began experiencing a mechanical issue with its main rotor blade. In a post on the LifeFlight Facebook page, officials said the pilot initiated emergency procedures and notified dispatch that they needed to make an immediate emergency landing.
Think about this. It's not like they can just pull over to the side of the road. So the pilot and crew members put on their night vision goggles and identified a suitable area to set down. No one was hurt during their landing, and the patient's care was maintained until an ambulance could be dispatched from Blue Hill. LifeFlight's Medical Director Norm Dinerman MD stopped by Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center the next morning and said the patient was doing well.