Written by Lt Col Gerhard Schweiger
|Austrian EUFOR Search an Rescue Helicopter Alouette III with rescue winch in action (archive).|
At 1600 hours two EUFOR helicopters from Camp Butmir’s Austrian Helicopter Detachment were deployed after immediate approval of Commander EUFOR, Major General Bernhard Bair. Together with a ground rescue team from local authorities a Medical Evacuation Helicopter type Alouette III and a Search and Rescue Helicopter type Alouette III started to evacuate the personnel. The recovery had to be conducted in difficult terrain under night vision conditions and using helicopter winches.
At 1715 hours the injured person was flown to Kosevo clinic Sarajevo for further treatment. The three uninjured Slovenian paragliders were safely brought to EUFOR Camp Butmir.
EUFOR maintains air medical evacuation assets in Bosnia and Herzegovina. EUFOR is committed to the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina and provides its assets according to its capabilities.
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