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The UK Home Office has published a White Paper addressing plans to create efficiencies and reduce spending by police forces, including changes to Police Air Support Units. The report, published on 2 December 2009 by the home secretary, Alan Johnson...
In a tragic accident, three members of the Korean Forest Service were killed while out training with their helicopter. The men, crew chief Park and two deputies both named Lee, were practising scooping up water from a nearby lake when it is thought...
The board of UK helicopter charity London's Air Ambulance has taken the decision to sack its chief executive, David Philpott, just 12 weeks after he started his role at the company. Philpott was tasked with investigating allegations of...
Hertfordshire, UK's dedicated helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) charity has celebrated its first birthday. The Herts Air Ambulance was launched on 5th November 2008 from Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, following 18 months of work by...
Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR), the Polish state air rescue service, has reported that one of its helicopters has been destroyed. The incident, involving a Agusta 109 Power, to place on 20 November at 14:00hrs at Warsaw Babice airport. Onboard...
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....

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