NEW CHOPPER: Temporary Replacement
A northern Iowa hospital is receiving a temporary helicopter to replace one that crashed, killing three people in early January.
The helicopter could arrive at Mercy Medical Center-North in Mason City as soon as Monday.
The machine will replace the one that crashed January 2nd near Ventura. The pilot, a nurse, and a paramedic on board died in the crash.
Officials say this is the first step in resuming medical transportation air service.
There is no word yet when air transportation will resume.
A preliminary report shows icy weather may have played a role in the fatal crash.