For the fifth time in a row, the ADAC helicopters – also called “yellow angels” – hold the record for the most air rescue flights in Germany. This is equivalent to about 150 flights a day.
Frédéric Bruder, General Manager at ADAC Air Rescue, said: “Such a high number of rescue flights in a complex and high-risk environment is only possible due to a high level of professionalism and commitment from crew members.”
Among other statistics, ADAC also disclosed that men were rescued more than women, with 58 per cent of the rescues being of men. Nine per cent of all those rescued were children and teenagers. The most common reason for air rescue flights were injuries after accidents, at 32 per cent, followed by 29 per cent due to cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Andrea David, Head of ADAC, said: “Due to the ADAC and other strong partnerships, we managed to set up the first exhaustive nationwide network of air rescue helicopters worldwide. Many thousands of people owe their lives to the commitment of ADAC over the last 50 years.”