Bayflite helicopter stalls out on the ground after sucking up plastic trash bag

5:40 PM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
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Largo, Florida -- Bayfront Medical Center's helicopter stalled at the intersection of Keene and Rosery roads in Largo Thursday afternoon.

The helicopter was called to fly a seriously injured car crash patient to Bayfront Medical Center at about 1:45 p.m., but as the helicopter landed, a plastic trash bag was sucked up into the rotor disc.

Photo Gallery: Photos of the Bayflite's landing

Mechanics showed up on the scene to fix the helicopter, and after about two hours of work, the Bayflite was able to take off.

The injured patient was taken by ambulance to Bayfront. Largo Police are investigating the accident.

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