29 March, 2014 - The Air Corps CASA Aircraft completed aTime-Critical Air Ambulance.

The Air Corps Duty Officer received the Priority 1 request to transfer a young patient to a London Hospital from the National Aeromedical Coordination Centre at 4.30pm.

The fixed wing stand-by crew were contacted immediately and mission planning commenced so the CASA Maritime Patrol Aircraft was ready to depart for London at 5.55pm.

The aircraft , call sign 'Irish 252' arrived in Heathrow just after 9pm and the patient completed their journey to the London hospital by road, arriving within the required time-frame.

Tonight's flight marks the 22th inter-hospital air ambulance carried out by the Defence Forces this year.

Press Release Date: 29 March, 2014

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