Medical helicopter makes emergency landing after bird strike

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —

A medical helicopter had to make a quick landing after striking a bird Friday night.

According to a spokesperson for Health First, the hospital's air ambulance, First Flight, struck a bird while in-flight as they were responding to an emergency call.

The hospital said the aircraft landed safely and that the crew was treated for minor injuries.

The helicopter, which landed at Viera Hospital, has been taken out of service, according to the hospital.