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AirMed Service Comes to Dickinson

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Last week we told you about Sanford AirMed moving in to the Dickinson area, and when you hear air-ambulance, you're probably thinking about a helicopter. But instead, Sanford will operate a King Air B-200 fixed wing aircraft that can carry a two patients and a highly trained team of flight paramedics, nurses, pilots and mechanics. 


Paramedics say the beauty of the service is being able to give patients in rural areas easy access to medical care that's safe, reliable and most importantly...fast. 

"Planes can fly in weather that helicopters can't," says Lead Flight Paramedic, Adam Parker. "As well as transport patients a farther distance. Helicopters wouldn't transport a patient from Bismarck to Minneapolis, for example. That would be a fixed wing plane that could do that flight."

The King Air B-200 can fly at speeds of more than 300 miles per hour. And the service should be up and running in a few months. 

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