Saturday, September 11, 2010
New Zealand Orion Making First Medical Evacuation
On September 12, 2010, the New Zealand Orion is making its first Orion P3 medical evacuation from Antartica. They usually use the larger Hercules aircraft. The Antarctic temperatures of minus 35 degrees Celcius is also the coldest conditions an Orion has landed in. The Orion P3 is already en route and expected to bring the critically ill American back to New Zealand by the end of the day.