No fatalities on board of medical helicopter crashed in Philadelphia
A medical helicopter crashed in Philadelphia causing the injuries of 4 people, including one child.
The pilot of the helicopter on the way to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was able to miraculously land it without fatally injuring people on board. The injuries were non-life-threatening, Upper Darby police Superintendent confirmed.
The fall down happened on Tuesday afternoon at the Drelex Hill United Methodist Church in Upper Darby's Drexel Hill.
The child has been transported to CHOP and the others were transferred to local hospitals, Upper Darby police Superintendent Tim Bernhardt said.
The pilot was praised for safely bringing down those on board and for not causing any damages to the buildings on ground.
"I can't wait to meet this gentleman and shake his hand for getting down this helicopter the way he did," Bernhardt said.
The cause of the crash remains under the investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to Upper Darby Township Fire Chief Derrick Sawyer.