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Wales Air Ambulance 8000th Mission

 

The Swansea based Red EC135 Air Ambulance has come to the rescue in its 8,000th mission.

The Wales Air Ambulance has been in operation for 11 years from the city’s Fairwood Hospital.

It first started as a five-day service, which was launched on St David’s Day in 2001.

The service has since expanded to having three helicopters Wales-wide which are on active duty seven days a week.

Paramedics were called out to attend a female patient who had been struck by a bus in Barry for its 8,000th mission.

Wales Air Ambulance Birthday 2011 - © EGFEMovements.co.uk

(This is SouthWales)

RAF Chinook hits lines

 

The RAF is investigating after a Chinook helicopter is thought to have hit power lines in Pembrokeshire, forcing the pilot to land in a field.

The incident happened near Saundersfoot and Amroth on Wednesday afternoon and left around 500 homes temporarily without electricity.

The six aircrew and passengers on board the Chinook escaped unhurt, but the RAF said the aircraft was damaged.

It was on a training exercise from RAF Odiham in Hampshire.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the incident happened at around 15:30 BST on Wednesday, and the helicopter landed in a field next to a caravan park in Summerhill, near Amroth.

An MoD spokesman said: “We can confirm that there was an incident involving an RAF Chinook which resulted in the aircraft landing in a field.

“We understand all six of the aircrew and passengers were uninjured but the aircraft sustained damage.

“A specialist technical team from RAF Odiham is being deployed to the site to assess the aircraft and prepare the aircraft for recovery.”

Reports that the aircraft hit power lines could not be confirmed and it was too soon to say what caused the accident, he said.

“Whether it was a question of mechanical failure or something else is too early to say at the moment.

“There is a team out there at the moment looking at the damage that was done and how the aircraft can be taken back to RAF Odiham.”

Used to support the British Army in Afghanistan, the helicopter has room for 54 troops or can carry at least 25,000lb (11,340kg) of freight.

It also has a maximum speed of 185mph (298 km/h) and is 51ft (15.5m) long, while its rotor span is 60ft (18.3m).

 

(Source BBC News)

Welsh Spitfire Birthday

 

The Welsh Spitfire will have its 1st Birthday THIS SUNDAY (27th May).

The event will be held at the Airfield and is open to all from 1030am. It’s your chance to get up close and personal to the only Welsh Spitfire.

There is a range of events taking place across the day with some guest speakers plus a BBQ.

Follow the Welsh Spitfire on Twitter @WelshSpitfire www.welshspitfire.com

Vote for YOUR Wales Air Ambulance

 

Vote for the Wales Air Ambulance.

Make sure you vote for the Wales Air Ambulance at votethatcounts.org to help them win £15,000 to keep saving lives.

Your vote is VITAL to ensure that Wales Air Ambulance wins the competition and the money can be put towards keeping the 3 Red machines in the skies over Wales.

Details of the competition can be found on their website, linked above)

Voting closes on the 22nd June.

 

Wales Air Ambulance Crew Birthday 2011

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