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SAS medevac plane may be called into service

SAS medevac plane may be called into service

Old Nov 27, 08, 7:29 am
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SAS medevac plane may be called into service

The Swedish government is willing to send a medevac plane to evacuate EU citizens from Mumbai, according to the Swedish National Radio: http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/ekot/artike...rtikel=2471263 (in Swedish).

This is an SK 737-800 that can be converted in 6-8 hours: http://www.luftfartsstyrelsen.se/tem...____38733.aspx (also in Swedish)
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Old Nov 29, 08, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by lnixon View Post
The Swedish government is willing to send a medevac plane to evacuate EU citizens from Mumbai, according to the Swedish National Radio: http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/ekot/artike...rtikel=2471263 (in Swedish).

This is an SK 737-800 that can be converted in 6-8 hours: http://www.luftfartsstyrelsen.se/tem...____38733.aspx (also in Swedish)
And it left for India Saturday morning. Svenska dagbladet has some rather cool pictures of the preparations:

http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/artikel_2120195.svd
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Old Nov 30, 08, 6:35 pm
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Yes, arriving at LHR via DXB early Monday then onto ARN.
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Old Dec 1, 08, 12:04 am
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This is the first time the SNAM organization - Swedish National Air Medevac - has been activated for real. (It was set up after the tsunami debacle.) Good to see everything works.

Actually, there had been a SNAM exercise drill in KRN just the previous weekend, so I guess the techs are getting a bit tired of shifting seats around...
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