HARD LANDING

HARD LANDING — A damaged Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter stayed in place where it had landed Wednesday on South Home Street at Harrison Street in Union City as authorities awaited the arrival of the Federal Aviation Administration. The Air Evac crew from the Obion County base experienced what Air Evac describes as “a hard landing” about 11:40 a.m. in a church lot across from the Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) office. The pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic on board were treated for minor injuries and released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. There was not a patient on board. When the incident occurred, the crew was on its way to the 911 dispatch center to go over the new satellite tracking capabilities Air Evac provided to them. The rotor came off the aircraft during the hard landing and came to rest across the street next to the 911 building. The aircraft was removed from the scene and taken to a secure location shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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