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Air Evac Chopper Makes Emergency Landing In Tulsa County Field

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The chopper made a hard landing just south of the Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks. The chopper made a hard landing just south of the Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks.
The three-person crew, including pilot, paramedic and nurse, could be seen sitting alongside the downed chopper, from our eyes in Sky News 6. The three-person crew, including pilot, paramedic and nurse, could be seen sitting alongside the downed chopper, from our eyes in Sky News 6.

By Ashli Sims, The News On 6

JENKS, OK -- A medical helicopter narrowly avoided disaster Thursday when it made an emergency landing in a Jenks pasture.

Air Evac says if you have to make that kind of landing, this is exactly how they'd like it to happen.

Emergency lights were flashing, several fire crews were on the scene, but the subject of all the excitement looks just fine.

Firefighters say the Air Evac helicopter had just taken off from Jones Riverside Airport, when it started having problems.  Noticing a loss of hydraulic and engine power, the pilot was able to make an emergency "bump and slide" landing in the middle of this Jenks horse pasture.

"No patients, no patient. They had just picked up from servicing and they were going to fly to Pauls Valley and then to Sherman, Texas," said Tulsa Fire Captain Alan Barnes.

The three-person crew, including pilot, paramedic and nurse, could be seen sitting alongside the downed chopper, thanks to SkyNews 6.

"We're very proud of our team. They always want to follow the safe practices," Judy Dyke, Air Evac, said. "And whenever there is any issues, they want to do what's in the best interest of everyone and safely put it on the ground and we'll take a look at it and see what happens."

The Air Evac helicopter showed no obvious signs of damage. It was based out of Sherman, Texas, where it was headed.

Air Evac said one of its maintenance crews would check out the helicopter and fix what was wrong. 

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