Duck Hits Shands Helicopter
It was a Shands helicopter that was returning to the hospital last night after picking up a critically ill patient.
As it was preparing to land... still 700 feet in the air and going 160 miles per hour, a duck crashed through the windshield and hit the pilot.
And officials say in this case... it not only saved the pilot's life... but it saved the life of the others on board.
"The fact the pilot was wearing a helmet was key in maintaining control of the aircraft," David Maurer, ShandsCair Medical Director, said.
Officials say this incident was the first one they've had a Shands since Shandscair began in 1986.
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