Crane required to remove medical chopper from Trinity Hospital

MINOT, N.D. – Crews are in the process of removing a medical chopper from the top of Trinity Hospital with a large crane, after damage was revealed to the tail of the aircraft Wednesday, a spokesperson for Trinity confirmed with Your News Leader.

The spokesperson says the pilot had arrived at the hospital after 1 p.m. Wednesday to pick up a patient, when they noticed a vibration with the chopper, and discovered damage to the tail.

The pilot was the only occupant at the time, the spokesperson said.

The aircraft has to be removed from the hospital’s helipad with a crane to be sent for repairs.

Police currently have the area of Main Street south of Burdick Expressway blocked off while crews work on removing the chopper.

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