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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C
The Defence Forces Press Office A patient is transferred during one of the air ambulance missions at Casement Aerodrome.
# Air Ambulance
Air Corps flies five air ambulance missions in 60 hours
Patients and HSE teams were carried between Casement Aerodrome and locations in England and the Czech Republic.

THE IRISH AIR Corps has carried out five air ambulance missions over the past three days.

The Defence Forces said the the operations, which were completed within 60 hours, used a number of different aircraft, including a Learjet and a an AW139 helicopter.

The Air Corps was also called to assist the Coast Guard in a search and rescue operation off the coast over this period.

The five ambulance trips involved flights between Casement Aerodrome and locations in England (London, Manchester and Newcastle) and Prague in the Czech Republic.

HSE teams were also carried on the air ambulance missions, but full details of the missions have not been released due to patient confidentiality.

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