Medical Evacuation Helicopter has Hard Landing in Mississippi
A medical Eurocopter AS350 helicopter from Pioneer Hospital carrying a patient to Baptist Hospital in Jackson made a hard landing in the back yard of Don Forbush–an open field on Ratliff Ferry Road, Madison County around 9:30 pm on Sept 19. The helicopter sustained damage.
Rescue and law enforcement responded to the scene. The pilot was injured, and transported by UMC’s helicopter to the hospital. The patient he was flying was taken by another MedStat helicopter to University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The MedStat pilot who made the hard landing was commended for saving the lives of everyone aboard.
The incident is under investigation by the NTSB and the FAA.