Medical helicopter service is returning to Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, the Mason City hospital that suffered a tragic crash last month. A statement released by Mercy says they will tentatively resume Mercy Air Med service next Tuesday.
The statement says the Mercy Air Med crew will continue to utilize the helicopter that was provided on a temporary basis by Med-Trans, Mercy’s partner in providing medical air transportation, until the new permanent helicopter arrives in early March.
Mercy officials also say they are very blessed to have a dedicated flight crew who are true professionals and are eager to once again be in the air serving the residents of north-central Iowa and southern Minnesota. T
hree people were killed last month when the Mercy Air Med helicopter crashed in a farm field a mile north of Ventura.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City