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    Atterrrissage forcé d'un hélicoptère sanitaire suite à un passager un peu trop violent.

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    Atterrrissage forcé d'un hélicoptère sanitaire suite à un passager un peu trop violent.

    Message  copter le Lun 23 Oct 2017 - 12:25

    Atterrissage forcé
    Un hélicoptère médical a dû atterrir d'urgence à cause d'un passager un peu trop violent. Déjà, lors de l'embarquement, l'homme d'une soixantaine d'années avait frappé un des membres d'équipage. A bord, le patient a continué à s'en prendre au personnel et a même commencé à s'emparer de certains équipements de l'hélicoptère.

    Source: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171010/case-reopened-unruly-shandscair-patient-will-face-charges
    A man who attacked medical personnel on a ShandsCair helicopter last week will face two counts of battery on an emergency medical care provider.

    On Oct. 4, the ShandsCair helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Belleview because David P. Lechner, 66, of The Villages became combative while the helicopter was in the air and hit a flight medic and a flight nurse, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports.

    Lechner was not initially charged and the Sheriff’s Office issued a statement that it had closed the case “with exception.” After the medic and nurse told agency officials they wanted to press charges, the MCSO reopened the case and sent it to the State Attorney’s Office.

    The SAO ruled there was probable cause for Lechner’s arrest and a local judge approved a warrant on Saturday.

    Lechner was taken into custody Saturday and was transported to the Marion County Jail. He was released Sunday night in lieu of bail in the amount of $10,000.

    According to MCSO officials, two days after the incident, both the flight medic and flight nurse told a deputy they wanted to press charges.

    According to the deputy’s report, the medic said the helicopter went to Sumter County to pick up Lechner to transport him to Ocala Regional Medical Center. While en route, Lechner began moving around and at one point became “unglued” and began pulling out his IV and grabbing items in the aircraft. The medic said Lechner grabbed his flight helmet and flight suit, punched him in the face and scratched his chest and abdomen. He said Lechner also grabbed the female nurse and punched her in the body.

    The pilot told the deputy that, because of Lechner’s behavior, he had to make an emergency landing because of the danger he and the crew were in and described the situation as “serious.”

    The medic told the deputy that once the helicopter landed, the pilot came to the back and helped secure Lechner. He said they were able to give Lechner drugs that calmed him down enough he could be transported by ground to the hospital.

    The deputy’s report notes that the medical officials said Lechner had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

    The medic’s right eye was swollen to the size of a golf ball and he had multiple scratches on his chest and abdomen, according to the deputy’s report.

    The nurse told the deputy she had bruises on her right forearm and left elbow, and has a tendon strain in her left elbow. She said her neck and back also were strained.

    The pilot reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration because it occurred while they were in the air.

    Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway said Tuesday that it is not unusual that charges might not initially be filed in a case and authorities later appeal to the agency. He said what made this case unusual was that the incident occurred in a helicopter.

    Officials with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that they had stopped Lechner on Oct. 4 on suspicion of driving while under the influence. They said when deputies were conducting a roadside sobriety test, Lechner fell down. That was when they called for medical support. They said their investigation remains ongoing and that no charges have been filed by their agency at this time.

    Attempts to reach Lechner for comment were not successful.

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