Sunday, 29 July 2007 20:00
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s
helicopter is awaiting repair- and not taking off anytime soon.
According to a
Baptist Medical Center spokesperson, the helicopter was being transported on
the bed of a truck when it came in contact with a highway overpass. The
helicopter suffered significant damage, and is now in a secure area at Smith
Reynolds airport awaiting repair. In the meantime, two other helicopters based
in other parts of the state are currently serving Baptist. A replacement
helicopter should be based in the Triad by the end of the week. The spokesman
said the incident will not impact emergency response times.