As we reported on the day, a second emergency aero-medical evacuation from St Helena Airport took place on Tuesday this week, 12 July 2016 – collecting a critically ill adult in urgent need of emergency medical care.
A specially-fitted Hawker 800 aircraft was used for the medevac flight, which originated in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a technical stop en-route in Walvis Bay, Namibia. The flight arrived at St Helena Airport at 15.37hrs on Runway 20 (the northern approach) and experienced a smooth landing.
The Doctor and paramedic on board then assisted the medical team from the Health Directorate in transferring the patient to the aircraft.
The flight departed at 17.19hrs, bound for Cape Town.
Thanks are extended to all those involved in planning and handling this flight – from the Health Directorate, the Basil Read Airport Operations Team and SHG officials – and of course to the medevac team onboard.