A Mercy One
medical helicopter will be spending Thursday night in Marshalltown after a mechanical problem.
Des Moines Mercy
spokesperson Gregg Lagen says the helicopter landed on Main Street in Marshalltown at 2 p.m. Thursday. The landing
was planned on Main Street
because the closest Heli-pad was occupied.
The crew was
going to fly a patient to Des Moines,
but as the helicopter was getting ready to take off, a caution light came on.
The crew followed protocol and called a mechanic. Meanwhile, the patient was
taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Lagen says the
helicopter would be moved off the main road and into a parking lot for the
night. The mechanical problem is still unknown at this time.
This comes a
day after a medical helicopter crashed in northern Iowa, killing the pilot, a nurse and a
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