Coast Guard’s new C-130J has first medevac

Medevacs 21-year-old man with collapsed lung

Flew him from Adak to Cold Bay

“The first of many great cases in our new C130”

 

CG Air Station’s new C-130J medevacs man from Adak to Cold Bay in first medevac for aircraft. Photo: CG Air Station’s Facebook page.

 The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak’s new C-130J recorded its first search and rescue case Tuesday night, according to the Air Station’s Facebook page.

 The crew successfully medevaced a 21-year-old man suffering with a collapsed lung from Adak and delivered him to Cold Bay.

Adak is the site of a former military base located near the far end of the Aleutian Chain. It is approximately 900 nautical miles from Kodiak, or 1040 miles.

Air Station Kodiak is transitioning to the new “J” series of C-130s – a high tech version of the work horse aircraft which is used for long-range search and rescue, and fisheries patrols.

Said the Facebook post: “Well done, the first of many great cases in our new C130.”

 

The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak’s new C-130J along side ambulance. Photo: CG Air Sta’s Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to go to Air Station’s Facebook page.

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