Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Eurocopter EC-135P-2+, N438CM: Incident occurred November 26, 2019 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte 

Rotorcraft made a precautionary landing on a road.

Carolinas HealthCare System doing business as MedCenter Air


Date: 25-NOV-19

Time: 00:49:00Z
Regis#: N438CM
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: EC135
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WBTV) - A medical helicopter made an emergency landing in Charlotte early Tuesday morning after a piece of equipment caught fire.

Officers say a piece of medical equipment ignited, forcing crews to land the helicopter and extinguish the fire. It happened just before 1 a.m.

The pilot landed the helicopter on Connection Point Boulevard off Idelwild Road. No one was injured in the incident.

Officers said the helicopter should be ready to fly again.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wbtv.com

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Authorities say a Med Center Air helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing early Tuesday morning in a parking lot in east Charlotte.

It happened just after 1 a.m. in a parking lot off East Independence Boulevard, near Sharon Amity Road. 

Officials said the pilot radioed that a piece of medical equipment on the chopper caught fire. 

The pilot and crew were able to land safely in a parking lot and after checking to make sure the helicopter was safe, the pilot was able to take off again. 

No injuries were reported and there were no patients on board at the time of the incident. 

Story and video ➤ https://www.wsoctv.com

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