BREAKING NEWS: Helicopter Crash at Sp...

BREAKING NEWS: Helicopter Crash at Spectrum Downtown

There are 4 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from May 29, 2008, titled BREAKING NEWS: Helicopter Crash at Spectrum Downtown. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Thick black smoke can be seen from the top of Spectrum Hospital downtown. A helicopter has crashed on the helipad.

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Bethany Ferris

Spring Lake, MI

#1 May 29, 2008
I spent a lot of time at Devos Children's Hospital with my daughter. To see that helicopter go down is devastating. Last year about this time I was on the 9th floor of that hospital with my daughter. It is scary to know that we could have been there when it happened. I know many people who work with AeroMed and on the 9th floor of the hospital and its so scary to think of them and what could of possibly happened. I love those people because of all the hard work and dedication they gave to my daughters health, I love them, and it just hits me hard to know that it happened to one of the best helicopters I know for transporting patients and to one of the best hospitals. I am glad to hear the pilot and the passenger came out alright. God Bless them all...

Allegan, MI

#2 May 29, 2008
I'm going to assume dude failed his "training"??
Sami from caledonia

Caledonia, MI

#3 May 29, 2008
Glad everyone is safe!

“OH what fun!!”

Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids

#4 May 29, 2008
From what I understand the pilot is the one with the most experience. Just proves that even some of the best are not perfect, they are human. I am glad everyone is safe and going to be fine. Butterworth is a great hospital and their emergency plans that they have for these such things seems to work.
Thumbs up to the pilot that even in the panic was able to get the helicopter back to the pad not off the building and into a street. Quick thinking!!

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