U.S.|Infant Among 4 Injured successful Medical Helicopter Crash Near Philadelphia
The authorities said it was a “miracle” that the injuries were not life-threatening. The chopper was carrying an babe diligent to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Jan. 11, 2022Updated 3:44 p.m. ET
Four people, including an babe patient, avoided life-threatening injuries erstwhile a aesculapian chopper crashed successful a residential vicinity adjacent Philadelphia connected Tuesday, according to the authorities, who called the result a “miracle.”
The chopper was carrying the pediatric diligent to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia astir 1 p.m. erstwhile exigency responders said they received reports that the craft was successful distress.
The chopper crashed adjacent to a religion successful the residential vicinity of Drexel Hill successful Upper Darby Township, Pa., which is westbound of Philadelphia.
The craft came to remainder connected its side, avoiding powerfulness lines and immoderate structural harm to the building, Drexel Hill United Methodist Church.
The authorities said that each 4 radical aboard, including the pilot, co-pilot and a nurse, were capable to get retired of the wreckage of the helicopter. No 1 connected the crushed was hurt, they said.
“It’s an implicit miracle,” Timothy M. Bernhardt, the superintendent of the Upper Darby Township Police Department, said astatine a quality league astatine the country of the crash.
It was not instantly wide who had been operating the helicopter.
A spokeswoman for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia said the infirmary did not person an contiguous remark connected the crash.
Emergency responders did not instantly accidental what caused the crash, which they noted would punctual an probe by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
The F.A.A. did not instantly respond. A spokeswoman for the N.T.S.B. said the bureau was investigating but did not remark further.
Officials astatine the country said that the formation had originated from retired of state, but they did not accidental where.