Drone prevents helicopter ambulance from landing in Leeuwarden

A helicopter ambulance on Boomstraat in Schijndel after a dog attacked a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother, 1 May 2018
A helicopter ambulance on Boomstraat in Schijndel after a dog attacked a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother, 1 May 2018. Photo: @WijkAg_SchWest / Twitter

A helicopter ambulance carrying a patient was unable to land at the Leeuwarden Medical Center on Monday night due to a drone. The helicopter had to fly away, because the situation was unsafe, the Telegraaf reports.

After a detour, the helicopter was able to land and the patient was safely transferred to the hospital. 

A helicopter ambulance fills the same function as a regular ambulance, only in the sky. Unlike a trauma helicopter, helicopter ambulances don't carry doctors with them. 

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