A near tragedy involving a Minnesota boy was the result of poor planning, when a laptop fell from a medical helicopter. Such a mistake could have been avoided easily, if the laptop had been mounted using a RAM laptop assembly.
Grayson Peterka was at a family cookout on the evening of Saturday April 17. While playing in the alley behind his Aunt's home, Peterka came within inches of being hit by the falling computer. During a transfer of a patient to St. Cloud Hospital, the laptop was inadvertently left on the helicopter skid.
Thankfully this case turned out well, with no hard feelings between the family and hospital. Members of the hospital staff showed up very quickly to offer their apologies. To prevent future problems such as this the helicopter crew may want to look into sturdy built-in mounts for their electronics.
RAM, a company out of Seattle WA, manufactures many modular mounting options. Some such mounts are designed specifically for laptop applications; in cars, trucks, boats, planes or helicopters. These mounts can be attached using existing seat-bolts or drilling directly into the floorboards. For examples of these and other mounting options check GPS City's RAM webpages.
Original article by: http://wcco.com/local/laptop.falls.helicopter.2.16.