30-May-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
27 years after being launched, the “Christopherus 2” of the Ã–AMTC air ambulance in AUstria launched its 25,000th mission.Â Based at Krems, the EC135 was flown by Gerhard TrÃ¶tzmÃ¼ller with doctor Robert MosserÂ and flight paramedic Armin Schwanzer to transport a 52 year old patient with severe head injuries in the Regional Hospital of St. PÃ¶lten.
Stationed in Krems, “Chistopherus 2” flies with a three-man crew. The team includes 18 doctors, 12 paramedics and three flight pilots who cover the 365 days a year between them. The team expect to be in the air three minutes after being called, and take on average no more than 13 minutes to arrive on scene. Thanks to excellent collaboration with partners and 144 Red Cross Emergency Lower Austria and the perfectly trained emergency physicians, paramedics and pilots, the flight Ã–AMTC air ambulance to very high standards that can withstand any comparison.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com