Firefighters say the woman was nauseous and dizzy after the rescue, but is in stable condition.
Overton said rescue malfunctions such as this are rare, but not unseen, according to AZ Central. In the last six years in which rescuers have hoisted people with the basket, the spinning has only occurred twice. "We brought it down again, brought it back up, hoping some of the spin would lessen, which it didn't, obviously", he said.
Paul Apolinar, chief pilot of the Phoenix Police Department's aviation unit told ABC Arizona that the risk of basket spin is a known phenomenon in the hoist rescue industry.
After approximately one minute, the basket stopped spinning and the crew was able to transport the woman to the hospital.
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The video of her chopper rescue was shared widely online after netizens noticed her stretcher spun rapidly while being pulled up. Essentially, as you draw the basket up closer to the helicopter, the air flow begins to interact with the basket and causes the spin.
Rescue crews held a news conference on Tuesday to explain how a person can turn into a pinwheel.
"It's not something that's inherent to the basket or inherent to the bag", he said.
On one hand, this all sounds very scary and sad for the poor woman at the center of this mishap.
It's unclear when the other isolated incident happened or if that person was OK, but on the bright side, this poor woman's terror brought the internet together-if for just a brief, shining moment.