The crash happened in the 600 block of Burmont Road near Bloomfield Avenue just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Action News has learned there were three crew members and one infant patient on board the helicopter at the time.
The helicopter was traveling from WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The three crew members were rushed to Lankenau Medical Center and the infant patient was taken to CHOP. Officials said no one suffered life-threatening injuries.
“It’s a miracle. It’s an absolute miracle,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy M. Bernhardt.
There have been no reports of any injuries to people on the ground at this time.
One person who lives nearby said she saw the helicopter try to land on the ground before it bounced up and landed on its side.
“I can can’t wait to meet this gentleman and shake his hand for getting this (helicopter down) the way he did,” said Bernhardt.
A statement from WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital said “…earlier today a LifeNet medical helicopter based out of Hagerstown, Md. That flight subsequently crashed on the way to Philadelphia. Our hearts go out to family and crew on board and we are grateful that early reports indicate the patient and crew survived and that the patient was transported on to the planned hospital by ground transport.”
A cause of this crash remains under investigation.
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Infant, 3 crew members suffer non-life threatening injuries in medical helicopter crash