Oct 18, 2021 7:00 PM

Update: Medical helicopter made precautionary landing on Kan. highway

Posted Oct 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Photo Lyon County Sheriff
Photo Lyon County Sheriff

LYON COUNTY—There were no injuries after an emergency landing on a Kansas highway.

On Sunday morning, Lyon County sheriff's deputies assisted Wabaunsee County deputies with traffic control near the county line on Kansas Highway 99 after an Eagle Med Helicopter had an engine malfunction, according to a social media report from the sheriff office.

The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing. Due to the quick actions of the pilot, the helicopter was able to make a safe landing with no damage or injuries.

In a statement from EagleMed, they reported one of their air ambulance helicopters made a precautionary landing at 3:41 a.m. on Sunday when a light on the instrument panel indicated a potential problem with the aircraft.

The pilot followed company protocols and made a controlled, safe landing near K-99 and Elm Creek Road in Wabaunsee County.

No injuries were reported. One patient was on board the Bell 407 helicopter, and another air medical service responded to complete the transport.

EagleMed officials said the pilot made the appropriate decision to land the aircraft, noting that safety is integral to providing patients with the quality medical care they deserve, and equally important, a safe work environment for our crewmembers.