Broken helicopter removed from hospital roof

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A near disaster becomes just an odd looking inconvenience at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

A hospital spokeswoman says early Sunday morning high winds snapped a rotor off of an Arch helicopter that had landed on the hospital's roof-top helipad.

No one was injured, but the chopper could no longer fly.

Wednesday afternoon, a heavy-duty crane lifted the helicopter off the roof down onto a truck bound for St. Louis for repairs.

Hospital officials say they had a contingency plan in place just in case a patient needed to be airlifted out.

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