17th April, 2014 - Irish Air Corps Complete Double International Air Ambulance.

Irish Air Corps aeroplane 'Irish 253' completed a double international air ambulance this afternoon.

The National Aeromedical Coordination Centre (NACC) requested the double air ambulance to London and the Air Corps tasked the CASA CN235 maritime patrol aircraft with the mission.

The fixed wing aircraft met with the first patient in Casement Aerodrome at 10 am and brought them to the RAF Northolt base in London, arriving at 11.15 am.

While the patient was finished their journey to a nearby hospital by road, the crew waited for the second patient at the RAF base. This was the second time the patient would travel with the Air Corps, having been brought to London for a life saving heart transplant only last month.

The flight crew met with the special passenger at 3.30 pm and returned home, landing in Casement Aerodrome at 5.10 pm, completing the Air Corps' 31st air ambulance of 2014.


Press Release Date: Saturday 17 April, 2014

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