The 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Utah National Guard hoisted a seriously injured 20-year-old man off the face of the Uintah Mountains.
Three survive air ambulance crash
An Air Methods medical helicopter crashed near Beattyville, Kentucky, US, early on 7 February. The three crew members of the EC135 survived, with only one going to hospital for leg and chest injuries.
Fire crews have stated that the helicopter was going in to land when it crashed, and did not have a patient onboard. Local press reported that the helicopter was responding to a car wreck in Beattyville at around 05:00 hrs on 7 February. As the helicopter came in to land, the pilot is said to have lost control and the helicopter flipped onto its side. Firefighters were quickly on the scene to extinguish a small fire that broke out.
A pilot and aircrew of Rescue 651 have been recognised with a Commendation Award at the National SAR Awards in Canberra.
A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft departed from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, loaded with medical and recovery supplies.
ALEA is encouraging public safety agencies considering drone operations to use these standards as a guiding document.
Ansett will invest in the development of what Viking said will be the first ever level D full flight simulator for the CL-415.