Story: Ambulance services

Rescue helicopter (2nd of 2)

Rescue helicopter

Since the 1980s rescue helicopters have been used to carry patients to hospital. They are particularly useful as they can land almost anywhere, unlike fixed-wing aircraft. This rescue helicopter has landed on a road in order to pick up the victim of a motor accident.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Ambulance services - Development of ambulance services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22357/rescue-helicopter (accessed 22 September 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010