A news source in Arizona reports that a medical helicopter transporting a trauma patient from northern Arizona made an emergency landing in the desert near New River, a community just north of Phoenix, Monday evening.
The ambulance was, according to law enforcement, forced to make the emergency landing after smoke was discovered emanating from the cabin. The air ambulance made a successful hard landing in a desert area near New River Road and Circle Mountain Road.
Following the landing, firefighters rapidly transferred the trauma patient from the helicopter to a ground ambulance, which took the patient to a nearby trauma center.
Thankfully, none of the Guardian Air flight crew on board were injured in the hard landing.
As always in these situations, the FAA and NTSB are expected to investigate the landing and the cabin smoke that forced the ambulance to land.
Source: 12 News