This is a truly miraculous story out of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
A medical helicopter went down in a crash landing in a neighborhood in Pennsylvania and everyone onboard survived with only minor injuries.
The heroics from the pilot, along with a good bit of providence, allowed the passengers to leave the accident relatively unscathed.
Here's the local Fox News report:
From the Philadelphia CBS news outlet:
"Around 1 o'clock, we started to receive 911 calls for a helicopter in distress. Officers and the fire department responded to the area and they located this helicopter behind us, which had crashed in behind the building," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt said. "What we know is that there were four members on the helicopter — three of them were crew, pilot, one of them was an infant. They were en route to CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. As of right now, no non(sic)-life-threatening injuries. The child has been transported to CHOP and the other two are at local hospitals"...
"From all accounts, what the pilot was able to do is amazing," Dr. Monica Taylor, chair of Delaware County Council, said. "Our reports indicate he first started to experience trouble on Route 1 and was looking for somewhere to land and was able to bring it down Burmont, land here, and as you can see from the scene, there aren't even poles down."
"It's really a testament to the pilot and what he was able to do in keeping everyone safe," Taylor added. "It's amazing, it's a miracle that there are no major injuries that occurred from this accident."
Bernhardt said his "heart just dropped" when he first heard reports coming in...
"I was back at police headquarters. We heard the call come out, the first call I said, ‘no way,' and then the second, then the third. I knew there was a problem," he said. "My heart just dropped. It's a true miracle that everyone was out and they were out prior to us getting here."
Approximately 30 firefighters and seven medic units were on the scene.
"Obviously, this pilot had a great command of the helicopter and was able to land it safely, took the best interest of the community in hand," Upper Darby Fire Chief Derrick Sawyer said. "This was a miracle in the works where there were no lives lost and no property damaged."
In addition to the miraculous elements, there's even more heartwarming news to this story.
As soon as the crash happened, ordinary people who were close by rushed in to help rescue the crew and infant who were in the wreck.
This is such a good news story. It appears that everyone is ok, all things considered, and complete disaster was avoided.
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