Pilot Injured after Medical Helicopter Crash-Landed in Tennessee
A medical helicopter crash-landed in Mountain City, Tennessee, on June 3rd.
The incident happened after the aircraft, belonging to Wellmont Health System and PHI Air Medical, was dispatched to pick up a car crash victim.
According to a statement released by Wellmont Health System and PHI Air Medical, “Soon after liftoff, the pilot, an employee of PHI Air Medical, which owns and operates the aircraft, identified a mechanical condition that required immediate landing. He executed emergency procedures to bring the aircraft to the ground, limiting risk to the passengers and damage to the aircraft.”
The pilot was injured in the incident. He was taken to hospital.
The incident is being investigated.