- Associated Press - Friday, April 14, 2017

STRATFORD, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a central Iowa medical helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing after hitting a bird.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (https://bit.ly/2nNlGUT ) that the UnityPoint Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center air ambulance landed early Thursday morning in Hamilton County farm field. No one was hurt.

Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons says an emergency call was made at 1:50 a.m. Thursday from the flight’s crew saying they had to make an emergency landing after hitting the bird while returning from a patient transfer in Iowa City.

Timmons said the collision broke out the helicopter’s windshield.

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