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ShandsCair Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing due to Unruly Patient

By George Hatcher

A ShandsCair helicopter made an emergency landing at Belleview High School in Marion County, Florida, on October 4th. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing after a patient became aggressive and attacked the medical team mid-air. The aircraft landed safely. The 66-year-old male patient was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center. Download article... »

PIA Flight Diverts to Berlin due to Medical Emergency

By George Hatcher

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK791 had to divert for an emergency landing in Berlin, Germany, on February 9th. The plane took off from Islamabad, Pakistan, and was en-route to Birmingham, United Kingdom, when a British woman passenger fell ill. The crew declared a medical emergency and diverted to Berlin. The plane landed safely. The... »

Air India Flight Diverts to Jaipur due to Medical Emergency

By George Hatcher

An Air India flight made an emergency landing at Sanganer Airport in Jaipur, India, on January 28th. The plane heading from Rajkot to Delhi was diverted after a passenger suffered a cardiac arrest. The plane landed uneventfully. The patient was rushed to a hospital. Download article as PDF »

Medical Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in New Mexico

By George Hatcher

A medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing at Kirtland Central High School, in Kirtland, New Mexico, on January 12th. The chopper was transporting a patient from Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Arizona, when the pilot received a low fuel indication and decided to make an emergency landing. The helicopter landed safely. The... »

Medical Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Dallas

By George Hatcher

A PHI Air Medical helicopter had to make an emergency landing at West Mockingbird Lane and Irving Boulevard in Dallas, Texas, on October 26th. The aircraft was on its way to pick up a patient when the pilot reported a possible fuel leak and decided to make an emergency landing. The helicopter landed safely.... »

IndiGo Airlines Flight Diverts to Hyderabad due to Medical Emergency

By George Hatcher

IndiGo Airlines flight 6E-716 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Hyderabad, India, on October 6th. The plane heading from Kolkata, West Bengal, to Bengaluru, Karnataka, was diverted after a passenger started experiencing chest pain and breathlessness. The plane landed uneventfully. The patient was rushed to hospital.... »

Air Canada Flight Diverts to Shannon Airport due to Medical Emergency

By George Hatcher

Air Canada flight AC-895 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport, Ireland, on September 29th. The plane heading from Milan, Italy, to Toronto, Canada, was diverted after a passenger became ill. The plane landed safely. The patient was taken to University Hospital Limerick after initial treatment by the paramedics at... »

REACH Aircraft Crashes in California; 4 Killed

By George Hatcher

A REACH Air Medical Services aircraft crashed in Humboldt County, North Coast, California, on July 29th. The Piper PA31 flying from Crescent City Airport, to Oakland International Airport, California, was mid-air when the crew declared emergency due to smoke in its cockpit, and later it lost connection with radar. The plane debris was found... »

Medical Helicopter Crash in California Kills 4

By George Hatcher

A medical helicopter crashed near Sherwood Avenue and Highway 65 in Kern County, California, on December 10. Authorities said the Skylife H-4 helicopter took off from Porterville Airport and was transporting a patient to San Joaquin Community Hospital, Bakersfield, California, when it went down. All four people aboard, including the pilot Thomas Hampl, nurse... »

Turkish Airlines Plane Makes Priority Landing in Istanbul

By George Hatcher

Turkish Airlines flight TK2659 made a priority landing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 14. The Boeing 737-800 was flying from Sivas, Turkey, when an asthma patient passenger fell ill mid-air. The pilot then contacted the air traffic control, saying “Our asthma patient passenger has low blood pressure. We have doctor... »

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    about 5 hours ago
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    about 5 hours ago
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