Friday, December 2, 2011
An Air Corps AW 139 helicopter has completed the transfer of a patient from Castlebar to Cork tonight.
The Air Corps helicopter collected the patient and medical team at 4.50pm in Castlebar and transferred them to Cork completing the mission at 6.15pm.
The mission was completed using specialist Night Vision Goggles (NVG).
This is the 66th Air Ambulance mission carried out by the Air Corps so far this year.
Note to Editors:
Air Corps pilots are the only pilots within the state with the capability to fly using NVG.
For more on the Air Corps please see: http://www.military.ie/air-corps