Helicopter Carrying Donor Heart Crashes on Hospital Roof Before Medic Drops it on Floor | 22 Words

There's something about a near miss that just makes us feel alive! And one that's gone viral this week might be one the best yet.

A helicopter carrying a donor heart for a heart transplant crashed onto a hospital roof recently, which was unbelievably followed by the medic then dropping the heart on the floor. You won't believe your eyes...

There's something utterly thrilling about a near miss.

Flirting with danger but facing none of the consequences is the best of both worlds, in a way.

Whether it's a cooking "close one"...

Nearly dropping something you've spent hours carefully crafting really gets your blood racing.

Or narrowly avoiding injury...

Nothing like nearly being smacked with a ball to get your heart pumping - but with none of the pain.

But the scariest near-miss of all?

Well, that would have to be any involving a vehicle - because the stakes are just that little bit too high.

And that's what makes the relief so palpable!

Which is what brings us to the particular near-miss that really shocked the internet this week.

It's really captured the internet's attention.

Because it was just so ... close!

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An Agusta Westland A109 medical helicopter was delivering an emergency heart transplant...

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However, disaster struck when it flipped onto its side when landing on the roof of Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles.

All three people on board sustained minor injuries.

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But then things went from bad to worse, as the heart was handed to a nearby medic for delivery.

Unbelievably, the medic tripped over a piece of metal from the helicopter while walking away...

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But although he did drop the heart, it was still delivered to the patient safely and on time.

"The pilot himself self-extricated from the wreckage and he was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries."

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"The other two passengers that were in the aircraft also self-extricated and they're being treated here at the Keck Medical Centre," CBS reported.

"We are happy that at this time there appear to have been no serious injuries."

A happy ending - although quite the journey to get there! Fancy a more world-shattering near-miss? Scroll on ...