Helicopter seen landing on several mattresses

Helicopter lands on mattresses 
By: Shifra Unger 

Mattresses come in handy for emergencies.

Several mattresses were stacked onto each other on the ground in order for a medical helicopter that had damaged landing equipment to land safely in southern Texas.

PHI Air Medical officials said the patient and three crew members were unhurt in the emergency landing in San Antonio International Airport.

Brad Deutser, an IPS spokesman, said the helicopter on Sunday morning hit a cell tower and lost one of its skates. The pilot asked the airport tower controllers for help to make a balanced landing.

Firefighters then took several mattresses from their living area. Captain Kevin Campbell said that the helicopter landed at the top of the mattresses, which were held balanced by weights.

Another medical helicopter then flew the patient to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

More details about the patient, who was transported from the Bryan area, were not disclosed.