"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

Wing Clipping “The Yellow Angel”

The Ambulance Plane landed no less than 3 times yesterday. Nevertheless they are now going to shut down the airport and cut off some 20.000 people from this life-saving transport. Instead they are going to build a bridge and transport patients to a regional airport. Compared to the 5-minute ride from the local hospital to Narvik Airport today, the patients will in the future have to be transported to Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes. A transport-time of at least 45 minutes. How many critically ill patients will die during these some extra 40 minutes? Today the ambulance operator Lufttransport AS flies some 300 missions a year to Narvik Lufthavn.

The picture below is a montage of one of the “Yellow Angel’s” 3 missions to Narvik yesterday.

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  1. Pingback: A Bridge Too Far… « Northern Blog-O-Sphere

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