Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Helicopter emergency exercise

PERSONNEL from RAF Benson took part in a crash exercise involving a Puma helicopter.

The scenario was the aircraft had landed heavily at Chalgrove airfield after developing problems in the air. There were 10 “casualties”.

There was also a simulated crash landing of Hawk jet after its tyre burst at the RAF base.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service and Thames Valley Police took part in the exercise.

Flt Lt Steph Seale-Finch, second-in-charge, station operations squadron, said: “It was a crash exercise that we’re required to do every couple of years.

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