City Planning Board Drops Effort to Limit Helicopter Routes
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A city planning board has scrapped efforts to limit
routes for medical helicopters flying to and from a Kearney hospital after
hospital officials said it didn't have the authority to do so.
Doug Wulf, Good Samaritan
Hospital's chief flight nurse, told the board Friday that limiting the routes to
and from Kearney Regional Medical Center would hinder landing and takeoff.
And, he said, the Federal Aviation Authority is the only entity that can
The planning board opted, instead, to recommend a warning light be placed
atop an 80-foot observation tower in a city park.
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