Mission Health’s new Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) craft makes its first descent into Spruce Pine on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The new craft, an EC-145e, will increase safety margins across all mission profiles and will increase the patient care area by 31 percent. (MNJ photo/Cory Spiers)

GOING FOR A SPIN: Mission’s newest aircraft makes first local appearance

Mission Health’s newest Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) craft took its first tour of Western North Carolina this past week, with stops at several of the communities it will serve, including an appearance on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Spruce Pine Blue…