Two Slightly Hurt When Mayo One Was Accidentally Powered Up at Airshow
Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) Two people were treated for minor injuries Saturday following an incident involving a Mayo One helicopter at an airshow in Mankato.
A statement issued by the Mayo Clinic says the aircraft was inadvertently powered up by a member of the public while it was being displayed at the Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato. It also says the Mayo One crew quickly initiated shutdown procedures, but two people suffered minor injuries when a nearby sun shade was tipped over.
The Mayo One aircraft involved in the incident has been removed from service for inspection and maintenance, which is standard procedure. The safety of our patients, our team members and the general public is Mayo Clinic's highest priority. Mayo Clinic is conducting a thorough review and has proactively reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration."
The weekend airshow attracted thousands of aviation enthusiasts and featured a performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds.