LifeFlight helicopter clips construction crane

lifeflight DANVILLE — A medical helicopter ran into a problem today.  According to Geisinger Health System’s Public Relations Specialist, Mike Ferlazzo, a LifeFlight helicopter clipped a flag on top of a construction crane during its flight back to Danville today.  The crane was being used for construction on the campus of Geisinger Medical Center.

The incident happened around 12:20p.m Thursday.  The pilot landed safely on the helipad at GMC and the patient on board was transported into the hospital as planned.  No injuries were reported due to the flag clipping.  There was minimal damage to the helicopter.  Geisinger is conducting an internal investigation.  (Codi Jade)