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A CareFlight International medical evacuation flight operated by Pel-Air Aviation from Apia, Western Samoa, to Melbourne, Australia, was scheduled to land at Norfolk Island for a planned fuel stop on Wednesday evening when it encountered...
The International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) has announced the winner of the ITIJ Air Ambulance Provider of the Year award. The award was presented in a ceremony concluding the finale dinner of the International Travel Insurance Conference in...
The Shanghai coastguard was tasked with rescuing 37 people from an Iranian-registered vessel that was hit by strong waves and became stranded on rocks at the mouth of the Yangtze River. One crewmember onboard the ship was taken to hospital to be...

A pilot for US-based LifeNet, flying an Air Methods Corporation helicopter, has been praised for making a safe emergency landing after the tail rotor of the helicopter he was flying clipped an electricity pylon, severing a wire. The aircraft had...

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the probable cause of the crash of Trooper 2, a Maryland State Police (MSP) emergency medical services helicopter, was the pilot's attempt to regain visual conditions by...

The crew of Rescue 193 of 771 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall, UK, has been recognised by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) with the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award for...
Popular German actor Till Demtroder has offered his support to DRF Luftrettung by asking that ‘judges and prosecutors [be given] the option of [passing on] a certain proportion of the fines which they impose, to [charitable] organisations of...
One of the paramedics at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service in the UK has flown his last mission for the charity and is packing his bags, before he heads back to the ground-ambulance crew at the South East Coast Ambulance Service....
Members of the Italian Air Force (IAF) 84th Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Unit, Brindisi, recently took part in a joint training exercise with forces of the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP). The exercise involved the transportation...
The crew of the Canadian Forces 442 Search and Rescue Squadron, based at Canadian Forces Base Comox, have been announced as winners of the 2009 Cormorant Trophy for the skilful night rescue of a skier who had fallen 30 m down a crevasse on Hamathko...
A Government of India press release has described a rescue mssion first for IAF’s Dhruv helicopter. On 13 September, the Delhi-based Western Air Command was requested for an air evacuation of 19 members of an Army Mountaineering expedition to...

Tim Holding, a statesman who had been missing for two days in Victoria, southeast Australia, has been found by a police helicopter and winched to safety with no apparent injuries. Holding, who is Victoria’s minister for water, finance, tourism...

American Eurocopter, the company currently responsible for manufacturing the fleet of helicopters used by the Maryland police, has criticised plans that put the process out to tender, saying that the process was 'flawed', as the requirements of...

Florida-based fixed-wing air ambulance operator Air Trek has announced that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been ordered by William Pope II, administrative law judge for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), to pay Air...

Russian rescue services have been using the amphibious Beriev Be-200 Altair aircraft to train rescue personnel and fight simulated forest fires in a joint exercise that included emergency rescue services from Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland....

The crew of Lee County MEDSTAR's EC145 had a lucky escape after the helicopter crashed off the coast of Upper Captiva Island. According to reports, the aircraft, purchased in 2004 at a cost of $5.5-million, was en route to a patient at the time...

The Canadian Forces (CF) has announced in its July newsletter that the CF now has an improved capability for aeromedical evacuation (AE). For the first time, eight flight surgeon candidates spent a week at CF Base Trenton learning about the CF...

A Royal Air Force (RAF) Boulmer search and rescue radar/winch operator has reached a momentous milestone in his career, recording 10,000 flying hours in a Sea King helicopter. Master Aircrew (MACR) Ron Webb achieved his 10,000th Sea King hour (...

The Air Ambulance Association in Austria has announced it will be introducing new standards of care for its Air Ambulance operators to adhere to, which will come into force in 2010. The news has been received with a degree of resentment by some...

In early August, Polish air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) announced a new look for its new EC135 air ambulance helicopters. The creator of the new colour scheme is Jadwiga Husarka-Chmielarz, a student at the Faculty of...

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