Mercy Flight helicopter damaged after hard landing

Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a helicopter crash on Wednesday night.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on the north side of the airport between State Street Road and Bank Street Road around 9:20 p.m.

According to authorities, the helicopter had tried to land normally after returning from Strong Memorial Hospital, but made a hard landing.

The underside of the fuselage was damaged, but everyone inside the helicopter safely got out. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The Sheriff’s Office says that it’s unclear why this incident occurred.

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