Ground assault exercise transitioned into a medical evacuation portion with mock casualties.
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.
CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked to Blacktown shortly after 14:00 hrs.
Following a natural disaster, one of the IAF’s main missions is evacuation of injured civilians.
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NHS Grampian has ruled that the mishap was a one-off due to human error.