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Air ambulance makes precautionary landing early Sun. in Wabaunsee Co.

Eagle Med Helicopter on Highway 99. Courtesy of Lyon County Sheriff's Office
Eagle Med Helicopter on Highway 99. Courtesy of Lyon County Sheriff's Office(WIBW)
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 9:56 AM CDT
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WABAUNSEE CO., Kan. (WIBW) - EagleMed says one of their air ambulance helicopters made a precautionary landing in Wabaunsee Co. early Sunday morning.

The company says the landing happened at 3:41 a.m. on Sunday, October 17th near K-99 and Elm Creek Rd. after a light on the instrument panel indicated a potential problem with the helicopter.

Officials say the pilot was following protocol by bringing the Bell 407 helicopter to the ground and the landing was safe.

EagleMed says one patient was on board. They were picked up by another air medical service to complete transport.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was called Sunday morning to assist Wabaunsee County while the air ambulance was on the ground.

According to a post on the Lyon Co. Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the helicopter experienced an “engine malfunction” and made an “emergency landing” near the Wabaunsee and Lyon county line.

Nobody was injured. No other information was released.

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