NZ's Westpac Rescues Downed Paraglider | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.15.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.15.15

 

Sun, Sep 09, 2007

NZ's Westpac Rescues Downed Paraglider

A Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a patient to safety, after a paraglider crash Saturday afternoon.
 
A 49yr old Wanganui man was injured when his paraglider crash landed on the beach at Paekakariki, north of Wellington, around 1330 local time.
 
"The man crashed from a height of about 5 meters," says Logan Taylor, Westpac Rescue Helicopter crewman. "He was lucky not to land in the water and to be rescued before the incoming tide."
 
The helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard, landed on the beach near the accident. Once stabilized, the man was transported to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department with lower back and leg injuries. He is currently being treated and assessed and reported to be in a stable condition.
 
The Life Flight Trust provides two essential community services, the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue helicopter and the Life Flight NZ air ambulance service, based in both Wellington and Auckland. They tell ANN that, "We help to save thousands of people every year, from premature babies through to elderly patients. Whether undertaking intensive care level medical transport, helping accident victims or rescuing a tramper in the bush, Life Flight has one mission: to help save lives."

FMI: www.lifeflight.org.nz

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.20.15: HondaJet Update, Latitude Exceeds, Turbonormalized P210

Also: Airplane Swap Stymied, Oshkosh Veterans, Boeing Hiring, National Aviation Symposium, Airlines for America, Another Stolen Airplane, WAI's New Board Members The Honda Aircraft>[...]

FAA Issues Emergency AD For Avidyne

Avidyne IFDs Found To Have Displayed Incorrect Course Deviation Indication Information During GPS Approaches The latest Emergency AD to be issued by the FAA has involved the new ge>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.21.15)

Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance This nonprofit organization was formed to champion women's professional growth and enrichment in the aviation maintenance fields.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.21.15): Flat Rated

Propulsion engine capable of giving full thrust or power for take-off at an airfield well above S/L and/or at high ambient temperature (thus, probably derated at S/L).>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.21.15)

“Communities of all sizes, in every corner of the country, are depending on you to retain your oversight authority in the areas of taxes and access, to ensure that the public>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC