Roof repair continues after chopper crash

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Roof repair continues at UNM Hospital where crews removed the wreckage from a helicopter that crashed on the building Wednesday.

The delicate removal took up much of the morning Saturday.

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A crane lifted the wreckage from the roof, which was damaged when the medical helicopter crashed upon take-off Wednesday evening.

No patients were on board at the time, but the pilot suffered minor injuries. Two other crew members were not hurt.

The National Transportation Safety Board now has possession of the wreckage as the investigation continues into what caused the crash.

No one inside UNM Hospital was hurt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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