First Belgian A109 Medevac Mission in Mali

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A Belgian A109 helicopter has conducted its first medical evacuation mission in support of the French-led Operation Serval in Mali. Yesterday afternoon, the helicopter evacuated a wounded French soldier from Timbuktu to the field hospital in Sévaré, where two Belgian A109s are based.

Belgian Defense photo by Christian Decloedt

The A109s are not capable of evacuating category A (heavily wounded) patients, but only less seriously wounded category B and C patients within four hours. The French soldier was in category C and the mission lasted four hours, including the three hour round-trip flight.

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