Mercy Flight

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Mike Baggerman
December 06, 2018 - 12:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Mercy Flight and the American Red Cross announced on Thursday that Mercy Flight will take over its annual BASH event operations. The BASH will be held this year at Buffalo Riverworks on June 7. For years, the BASH was used to help raise funds for the American Red Cross and it...
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Mercy Flight's new Bell 429 choppers. Four of the helicopters are in Mercy Flight's fleet, replacing the helicopters manufactured in the 1980's. November 14, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Mercy Flight will formally unveil three new Bell 429 helicopters on Thursday. The helicopters, which were manufactured in 2017, will bring Mercy Flight’s total fleet of Bell 429 helicopters to four. “It’s a great aircraft,” Dennis Crandall, Chief Pilot at Mercy Flight, told...
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Tom Puckett
March 26, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) A pickup truck driver was seriously injured Monday morning in a crash as he was backing out of a driveway on Shawnee Road. An initial investigation by Niagara County Sheriff's deputies revealed a pickup truck driven by 29 year old John Moudy of Wheatfield backed out of a...
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Richard Root
December 13, 2017 - 2:54 am
Hartland, NY (WBEN) - A serious accident Tuesday led to a woman flown by Mercy Flight to the hospital. The Niagara County Sheriff's office says the accident occurred at 4:13 p.m. at on Hartland Road in Hartland. Deputies say a northbound box truck crossed the center line causing a head on collision...
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November 20, 2017 - 1:33 pm
Buffalo, N.Y.. (WBEN) - For decades, Mercy Flight has been partnering with Children's Hospital to provide rooftop access for the critically ill and injured. The tradition continues now with fully operational heliport access atop the new Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo. Over the last 36 years...
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Mike Baggerman
November 09, 2017 - 4:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Mercy Flight entered into a purchase agreement for three new Bell 429 helicopters, which will replace their current fleet of BK-117 helicopters from the 1980's. The purchase cost Mercy Flight $23 million. Mercy Flight operates locally out of the Buffalo Niagara International...
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Tom Puckett
October 27, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Evans, NY (WBEN) A motorcyclist is in the hospital with serious injuries after police say the motorcyclist collided with a deer along Route 5 Friday morning. Police say the motorcyclist, who has not been identified, struck the deer, then slid onto the other side of Route 5, getting tangled...
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Tom Puckett
June 30, 2017 - 1:52 pm
Elma, NY (WBEN) A bicyclist is seriously injured after Erie County Sheriff's Deputies say a pickup truck struck the person on Clinton Street in Elma. Sheriff’s Deputies initially responded to the scene at 10:10 A.M and shortly after arrival, a call for Mercy Flight was placed by the responding...
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April 19, 2017 - 5:52 am
A portion of Rt. 400 that was shut down overnight after a large overnight accident has been reopened, but not before snaring a lot of Southtowns traffic during the morning rush. The northbound lanes between the Jamison Road and Transit Road exits were closed from approx. 10:30 last night until just...
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