Diamond Point residents seek upgraded helipad for emergencies

  • Source: Sequim Gazette
  • Published: 02/14/2018 01:48 AM

Diamond Point residents look to rally the community and local Boy Scouts to help improve Diamond Point Airport 2WA1’s helipad. Currently, the helipad is a 40-feet-by-40-feet mowed space along the airport’s runway with four inconspicuous white concrete blocks, but with funds and support, members of the Diamond Point Airport Association, or DPAA, hope to create a safer hub for airlifts to Seattle. Kaye Gagnon, a volunteer for the association, said more than 50 members of the airport association began exploring safer options this year after a miscue during an airlift incident in 2017 to pickup a patient following a nearby car wreck. The helicopter pilot had difficulty finding the helipad because the area has no lighting system, she said, and nearly resulted in the helicopter hitting a shed down the runway.


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