Investigating medical helicopter crashed at Drexel Hill may take more than 1 year, NTSB says – Greeley Tribune

Drexel Hill, Pa. (CBS) — The helicopter that crashed outside Drexel Hill United Methodist Church has been pulled down. The helicopter crashed in front of a church on Bermont Road in Delaware County on Tuesday afternoon.

The helicopter was on its way from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

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The four people on board, including a child, fled before firefighters and police arrived. No one got fatal injuries.

According to Upper Darby Township sources, the pilot’s identity is Daniel Moore. He was seriously injured. The National Transportation Safety Board met with him on Wednesday, but Moore’s medical condition prevented him from continuing to interview. He is expected to be fine.

The NTSB is investigating to find out what went wrong. He says the investigation could take a year or more.

NTSB has to analyze the electrical components on the chopper and download them during the investigation. They also plan to get in touch with companies in the United States and around the world that were familiar with the helicopter.

Officials say it was nothing short of a miracle that the chopper escaped a net of wires and buildings and no one on the ground was injured.

The crying and groaning of something overhead was the first sign of trouble, which drove people out of their homes.

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Alexa Sheeran said, “I see a woman who’s stopped dead in her tracks in her car and she’s on the phone to 911 and she goes, ‘This is a helicopter, this is a helicopter. “And I was like, ‘What?’ I couldn’t wrap my head around what she was saying.”

The twin-engined civil airship dropped from the sky – a landing so carefully and carefully, emergency officials believed the pilot had performed a miracle.

Sheeran took a photo capturing the hero in action.

Sheeran said, “I just see people helping each other, I see, no matter what, no one is right or left, no religion, no labels, just people helping each other.” helping,” Sheeran said.

Jewel Singles was driving immediately after the accident. She got out of her car to help at the scene.

“I stayed with the drug that had kids, which was absolutely phenomenal for her,” Singles said. “One thing about EMS is that the work never ends. You do your best to move on and that’s exactly what we did, salute to that guy, I would love to shake his hand again.”

They say it takes a village in many ways. And these people — along with that flight crew — came through.

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“The neighbors were a godsend, it takes a village, and the village did exactly what they had to do to protect these people and the child,” Singles said.