Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ambulance night flights

THE Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust wants to start flying its rescue helicopter at night in a bid

THE Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust wants to start flying its rescue helicopter at night in a bid to save more lives.

The aircraft would need about £100,000 worth of new lighting and equipment.

Mark McGeown, chief executive of the trust, said the plans were being finalised with its partner South Central Ambulance Service.

The red and yellow helicopter is based at RAF Benson and covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It operates in daylight hours every day of the year.

Four UK air ambulances currently operate during the hours of darkness.

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