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Medical helicopter makes emergency landing in Madison Co.

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The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the FAA is investigating. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the FAA is investigating.
An FAA spokesperson says the Eurocopter AS350 landed in a field under unknown circumstances. An FAA spokesperson says the Eurocopter AS350 landed in a field under unknown circumstances.
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A MedStat helicopter made an emergency landing in Madison County just before 9:30 Thursday night on Barnes Road near Ratliff Ferry Road following some mechanical problems.

MedStat officials say a crew of three left Pioneer Hospital in Ackerman and was transporting a patient to Baptist Hospital when it went down.

Officials say the four people onboard the Eurocopter AS350 were taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man who owns the property where the helicopter landed, said he was almost asleep when he heard what he thought was motorcycle.

"I heard a helicopter just really, really, really loud. Then it sounded like a motorcycle. Then all of a sudden it got really loud and it sounded like it really was in my driveway. I jumped up and ran to the door and there was nothing out here and the noise was gone," Don Forbush said. "So I went back to my chair, then all of a sudden there were police cars, ambulances and two or three helicopters."

Madison Emergency Management Director Butch Hammock says the patient being transported did not suffer any further injuries. He also commended the pilot for the job he did landing the helicopter.

"He saved everyone's life," Hammack said.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the FAA is investigating.

The FAA says this is being classified as an accident, and their findings will be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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