Unusual takeoff for Life Star at WNJ

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SHERMAN, Tex. -- Life Star took off from Wilson N. Jones Hospital on Tuesday, but not with its own engines.

Officials had the aircraft lifted by a crane Tuesday afternoon because of a mechanical issue.

The helicopter is on its way to Dallas for repair.

It was quite a sight for people passing by the hospital.

"Oh, it was awesome. I’d never seen a helicopter come down without blades, without flying off,” hospital maintenance tech Tom Joss said.

No word yet if a replacement aircraft will take Life Star's place while it's gone.