“We have predetermined landing zones that have been identified in the town of Andover that have been approved by Medflight organizations,” Mansfield said. “Because of the snow and inability to get to some of those sites closest to where the accident occurred, it’s not unusual to have a Medflight helicopter land on one of the roads.”
The Andover Fire Department, which has its own ambulance services, generally has medical helicopters land on public thoroughfares “a half dozen times a year,” according to Mansfield.
“It’s usually on the highways — 495, 93,” he said. “We’re looking at a spot where we can drop that thing — we can land the bird — that’s 200 by 200 [feet].”
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