08/07/12 119 W, 1 I - + 10 - 3 Airport Firefighters Cushion Helicopter Landing with Station Mattresses

From a reader, here's an impressive story out of San Antonio. On Sunday, a medical helicopter struck a cellphone tower and lost a landing skid. Diverted to the airport, the pilot asked if firefighters had anything soft that could be placed under the craft.  He suggested mattresses, so the quick-thinking firefighters headed to the station's dormitory. They grabbed three mattresses, plus weights from the weight room to hold the makeshift cushions in place. The helicopter landed safely, and with no injuries to the patient and three crew members. Read the entire story from the San Antonio Express-News and see a couple more pictures. Thanks James!

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