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California Highway Patrol Helicopter 30 assisted with the rescue of a 72-year-old female who had fallen from a horse.

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California Highway Patrol Helicopter 30 assisted with the rescue of a 72-year-old female who had fallen from a horse.

REACH Air Medical Services has announced its planned acquisition of Summit Air Ambulance from Texas Next Capital.

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French air ambulance provider Medic’Air International is to feature in a new documentary. The programme was produced by Viva Prod and is to be broadcast on French channel Motors TV at 20:30 hrs on 6 May. Watch a trailer for the programme below.

Jet Logistics Inc. and Medflight One announced that the Seattle, Washington-based company has joined Jet Logistics’ Air EMS programme for the development and management of flight operations of Medflight One’s emergent and non-emergent air medical transport services.

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An unmanned K-MAX helicopter showcased its ability to safely transport a wounded warfighter during a demonstration in March.

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The Italian Air Force has reported on a mission to transport a nurse infected with Ebola virus disease from Sassari on the island of Sardinia to Rome on the Italian mainland.

In a special meeting of the European Council on 23 April, EU leaders agreed to provide resources to increase search and rescue coverage in the Mediterranean.

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The New South Wales Supreme Court has found in favour of Karen Casey, a flight nurse who sued Pel-Air for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which she developed after an air ambulance plane crash in 2009.

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A SAR helicopter and crew from HMS Gannet have made their first landing on the new helipad at the Glasgow Southern Hospital.

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Image: US Marines manned a MV-22 Osprey flying from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to assist in the joint firefighting exercise (Lance Cpl. Asia J. Sorenson / US Marines)

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