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Atlanta airport ambulances found in Ohio, stranded for 8 months

Half of Hartsfield-Jackson's fleet of fully-staffed EMS ambulances were 500 miles away when a 76-year-old with a broken femur waited 95 minutes for an ambulance.

Brendan Keefe

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Published: 9:10 PM EDT November 3, 2021
Updated: 9:28 PM EDT November 4, 2021

There’s a reason a 76-year-old woman with a broken femur had to wait 95 minutes for an ambulance at the main TSA checkpoint in the middle of the nation’s busiest airport over the summer.

Half of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's fleet of fully-staffed EMS ambulances were 500 miles away.

11Alive’s investigative team tracked the airport’s Medic 1 and Medic 2 ambulances to the back lot of a factory in Ohio, where Atlanta Fire & Rescue had sent them for extended rebuilds with no replacements ready.

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