The police received a report about a rescue helicopter that encountered problems in the air around 1 p.m. (local time) yesterday afternoon. A few minutes later, the plane appeared to have crashed next to a church in the city.
Transport of child
The helicopter was en route to the Philadelphia hospital, where it was transporting a child. All four occupants were safely disembarked after the crash, none of them in life-threatening condition. No one was injured on the ground, US media reported.
“This is truly a miracle,” police spokesman Timothy Bernhardt told reporters. The local fire chief also speaks of a ‘miraculous landing’.
The US aviation authority is investigating the cause of the incident. The child who was supposed to be transported to the hospital eventually arrived there by ambulance. The other three occupants were also hospitalized.
The helicopter crashed just a few miles from the hospital.