Crash during helicopter training flight sends two men to hospital
Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:36AM MST Last Updated Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:32PM MST
A Wednesday morning helicopter crash in a farmer's field west of Calgary has sent two men to hospital.
According to EMS officials, the crash occurred at a location north of the Springbank Airport but south of the Bow River.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., crews responded to Township Rd 251A, between RR 32 and RR 33, following reports of a hard landing by a helicopter in the rural community.
A man in his forties was transported in serious, but stable condition to hospital, while the second patient, a 50-year-old man, suffered minor injuries.
“It was described as quite a hard impact, although the helicopter did remain upright, when it struck the ground,” said Stuart Brideaux, from Calgary EMS.”Both men were fortunately able to get out of the helicopter under their own power after it impacted, however both still required hospital transport.”
An investigation into the 'hard landing' is underway.