Monday, February 22, 2016

Goat rams, grounds Motor Accident Commission rescue chopper

The damaged MAC rescue chopper after it was rammed by a goat.


An angry goat has grounded the Motor Accident Commission helicopter by ramming it after it landed in a field during a rescue.

The chopper was responding to a car crash on Upper Penny Hills Rd, Onkaparinga Hills, just after 1.15pm on Monday when it landed in a nearby field — to the dislike of a flock of goats.

An SA Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the goat had rammed the helicopter and damaged a window.

The injured car driver, who hit a tree, was taken by ambulance to Flinders Medical Centre where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The chopper — which is part of a fleet including two other helicopters, fixed-wing planes and all-terrain vehicles — was grounded while it was assessed.

It returned to Adelaide Airport, where it will be repaired before it can be used again to respond to emergencies.

Original article can be found here: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au

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