Medical Chopper Lands at Old Nyack HS

Helicopter headed to Hackensack Medical Center

at the old Nyack High School football field received an unexpected interruption.

A medical helicopter landed at the field at about 4 p.m. to pick up a patient from for transport to Hackensack University Medical Center.

The teams had to get off the field and members of the Nyack Fire Department and Orangetown police were at the field to secure the site as a landing zone.

After picking up their patient, the medical flight team and its pilot took off without incident at 4:30 p.m. In addition to the lacrosse players, the helicopted landing attracted spectators from Nyack Hospital and the neighborhood around the hospital.

The helicopter is part of a recently-launched program at Hackensack University Medical Center.


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