Lifeteam helicopter makes ‘precautionary landing’ in North Knox County


CORRYTON, Tenn. (WATE) – An Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter transporting a patient Tuesday afternoon made a “precautionary landing” in Northeast Knox County.

The helicopter landed in a grassy field in the area of the 8200 block of Corryton Road.

According to an Air Evac spokesperson, the helicopter made a precautionary landing after the pilot had a warning light go off in the cockpit of the aircraft.

A patient was aboard the helicopter. Another air medical company took the patient to complete the transport.

Air Evac also saying, “He did exactly what he was trained to do. Find a safe spot to land.”

The landing was not an emergency landing, Air Evac said.

(Photo: WATE)

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