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Medical helicopter makes emergency landing in Morgan County after birds hit, shatter windshield

No patients were on board at the time, the Morgan County sheriff said.
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Posted at 8:36 PM, Mar 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-06 11:27:34-05

MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. — A medical helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in Morgan County after two birds hit and shattered the windshield on Tuesday afternoon.

Morgan County Sheriff David Martin said his office received a Mayday call from the helicopter around 3:09 p.m. Due to the damage from the bird strike, the helicopter was forced to land in an agricultural area on private property off Highway 52 and County Road T, just north of Fort Morgan.

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The pilot and two nurses were the only people on board at the time of the incident, according to the sheriff. No patients were on board.

The pilot suffered a scratch to the bridge of their nose, but no other injuries were reported.

Martin said the helicopter will be moved in the morning.

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