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  1. Disoriented teen airlifted after crash

    Disoriented teen airlifted after crash

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 17 year old who crashed his bike at the Queensland Moto Park in Boonah.

  2. Another Fraser job for RACQ CareFlight

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a woman suffering serious abdominal pain while holidaying at Fraser Island.

  3. Man airlifted after crash with kangaroo

    Man airlifted after crash with kangaroo

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 51 year old man who was knocked from his motorbike by a kangaroo this morning. The Mt Cotton man was...
  4. CareFlight airlifts Warwick snake bite victim

    CareFlight airlifts Warwick snake bite victim

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has been tasked to Warwick this evening to airlift a man in his 20s who was bitten on the arm by a suspected King Brown snake.

  5. Maroochydore man suffers spinal injuries after pool dive

    Maroochydore man suffers spinal injuries after pool dive

    Thursday 26 December 2013 A man in his 20s has suffered suspected spinal injuries after diving into a backyard pool at Maroochydore this evening. The...
  6. RACQ CareFlight airlifts man trampled by cow

    RACQ CareFlight airlifts man trampled by cow

    Monday 23 December 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a male who has suffered serious injuries after being trampled by a cow. The...
  7. Three injured, one airlifted after truck hits trailer

    Three injured, one airlifted after truck hits trailer

    Saturday 21 December 2013 It’s been a busy morning for RACQ CareFlight Rescue crews in Bundaberg with the service attending two separate motor...
  8. Missing fishermen found after night at sea

    Missing fishermen found after night at sea

    Saturday 21 December 2013 At around 4am this morning, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was involved in the aerial search for two people missing...
  9. CareFlight airlifts teen from dirt bike crash

    CareFlight airlifts teen from dirt bike crash

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter landed on a property at Talwood, west of Goondiwindi, this evening to airlift a teenage boy injured in a dirt bike crash.

  10. $40k St John’s Church donation a blessing for RACQ CareFlight

    $40k St John’s Church donation a blessing for RACQ CareFlight

    St John’s Church has come to the aid of RACQ CareFlight Rescue in recognition of the support provided to hundreds of Bundaberg flood victims earlier this year with a $40,000 donation.

  11. CareFlight airlifts Fraser woman with broken wrist

    CareFlight airlifts Fraser woman with broken wrist

    At around 2am this morning, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Happy Valley on Fraser Island to airlift a woman in her 20s who had slipped or fallen, breaking her left wrist

  12. CareFlight urges proper beacon disposal after false alarm

    CareFlight urges proper beacon disposal after false alarm

    Monday 16 December 2013 The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a beacon search in the vicinity of Archerfield...
  13. CareFlight chopper performs sea rescue off bulk carrier

    CareFlight chopper performs sea rescue off bulk carrier

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a man in his 30s seriously injured on a bulk carrier, 76 nautical miles off the coast of Bundaberg.

  14. CareFlight attends scene of plane crash

    CareFlight attends scene of plane crash

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the scene a Tiger Moth plane crash on the east side of South Stradbroke Island, near Couran Cove, this afternoon.

  15. RACQ CareFlight flies to aid of three people at Fraser Island in four hours

    RACQ CareFlight flies to aid of three people at Fraser Island in four...

    15 December 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of three people on Fraser Island within four hours. Shortly before 4.30pm on Sunday, the...
  16. Toddler airlifted following near drowning

    12 December 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue is urging parents to keep a watchful eye over children around water this summer following the near drowning of a 17 month old girl on the Sunshine Coast on...
  17. CareFlight chopper airlifts man hit by truck

    CareFlight chopper airlifts man hit by truck

    A pedestrian hit by a light truck while walking along a 100km/h stretch of road has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

  18. Elderly couple injured in D’Aguillar Hwy rollover

    Elderly couple injured in D’Aguillar Hwy rollover

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of an elderly couple injured in a single vehicle rollover on the D’Aguillar Highway near Nanango.

  19. RACQ CareFlight Rescue unveils Bundaberg chopper

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue unveils Bundaberg chopper

    The distinct blue and yellow of RACQ CareFlight Rescue’ s lifesaving helicopters can now be spotted in the skies over the Wide Bay Burnett region, with the freshly painted helicopter unveiled by Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey this morning.

  20. School chopper landing celebrates student’s survival

    School chopper landing celebrates student’s survival

    Just seven months ago, prep student Patrick O’Sullivan was flung from an amusement park ride at a school fete north of Toowoomba.

  21. RACQ CareFlight’s crew has Christmas wrapped up

    RACQ CareFlight’s crew has Christmas wrapped up

    RACQ CareFlight’s Pilots donated their time today to help wrap Christmas presents at CareFlight’s gift wrap station at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

  22. CareFlight’s sky high training for Coast lifeguards

    CareFlight’s sky high training for Coast lifeguards

    Four daring Gold Coast lifeguards took to the skies today to undergo specialist water-winch training in preparation for placement on board RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopters.

  23. Mayor and GCCC lifeguards get dunked by CareFlight

    Mayor and GCCC lifeguards get dunked by CareFlight

    Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and four Council lifeguards got a hands-on introduction to RACQ CareFlight Rescue when they were dunked in the Miami Aquatic Centre pool for helicopter underwater escape training (HUET) today.

  24. Tiger trainer airlifted by RACQ CareFlight after mauling

    Tiger trainer airlifted by RACQ CareFlight after mauling

    An animal trainer bitten by a tiger on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland has been airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew.

  25. Female teen mountain biker airlifted from Parklands Forest

    Female teen mountain biker airlifted from Parklands Forest

    A teenage mountain bike rider has been winched to safety by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter following a crash in the Parklands State Forest west of Bli Bli this morning.

  26. Santa swaps sleigh for CareFlight chopper at Oakey event

    Santa swaps sleigh for CareFlight chopper at Oakey event

    The sound of sleigh bells will be replaced with thumping rotor blades when the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter delivers Santa to the Oakey Santa Fair in style at 6:15pm on Wednesday 4 December.

  27. Chopper and carols to hit high note at Skilled Park

    Chopper and carols to hit high note at Skilled Park

    The RACQ CareFlight chopper will make a spectacular maiden landing at Skilled Park when it touches down for the Carols under the Stars event at on Sunday 1 December.

  28. Rider injured in dirt bike crash

    20 November 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue is about to airlift a man in his 20s with multiple injuries after coming off his dirt bike on a Kingaroy property this afternoon. The rider successfully...
  29. Driver trapped after truck rollover

    A driver remains trapped in his rig after his B-double rolled east of Chinchilla early this morning.

  30. Four injured in Bruce Highway rollover

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the scene of a single vehicle rollover on the Bruce Highway, approximately 40 kilometers north of Gin Gin.

  31. Dirt bike rider airlifted after crash

    Dirt bike rider airlifted after crash

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of an injured dirt bike rider in the Gympie region

  32. Girl bitten by suspected red-bellied black snake

    Girl bitten by suspected red-bellied black snake

    A 13 year old girl, struck on the foot by a suspected red-bellied black snake has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue

  33. Lifesaving CareFlight projects need urgent funding

    Lifesaving CareFlight projects need urgent funding

    With three devastating flood disasters across the state in as many years, RACQ CareFlight Rescue is preparing for future natural disasters and it needs local support to fund it.

  34. Infant airlifted after swallowing “button” battery

    Parents are being warned of the dangers of button batteries ahead of Christmas after RACQ CareFlight Rescue airlifted a baby boy who swallowed one on the Sunshine Coast on Monday. The nine month...
  35. Man airlifted following motorbike crash, South Burnett

    Man airlifted following motorbike crash, South Burnett

    12 November 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a 52 year old man injured in a motorbike crash in the South Burnett region. The incident...
  36. Benarkin man airlifted after angle grinder explosion

    Benarkin man airlifted after angle grinder explosion

    A man in his 30s has suffered an eye injury after the blade from an angle grinder disintegrated while he was sharpening mower blades.

  37. Man ran over by tinnie while crab fishing

    Saturday 9 November 2013 A man in his 40s has been seriously injured in a boating accident at Poona - north of Tin Can Bay - requiring an urgent airlift by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter....
  38. Night vision to light the way for rescue helicopters

    Night vision to light the way for rescue helicopters

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg based aircraft will soon be equipped with high-tech Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) increasing safety for crews and the ability to reach patients after dark.

  39. Rescue crews test water winch skills in time for summer

    Rescue crews test water winch skills in time for summer

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue crews will undergo a rigorous training session to refine their water winch skills in preparation for summer.

  40. Choppers fly to two truck crashes in one morning

    Choppers fly to two truck crashes in one morning

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the scene of two separate truck crashes this morning.

  41. RACQ CareFlight airlifts motorcyclist after crash at speed

    RACQ CareFlight airlifts motorcyclist after crash at speed

    03 November 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 35 year old motorcyclist who hit a tree while travelling on a 100 km/hr stretch of...
  42. Dirt bike rider suffers spinal injury

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a dirt bike rider who lost control and crashed on a property at Glen Eagle around 5:30pm.

  43. RACQ CareFlight Rescue making tracks after donation

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue making tracks after donation

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue is making tracks for improved search capabilities thanks to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Trust which has helped fund two flight tracking systems.

  44. Midnight rescue for injured fisherman

    Midnight rescue for injured fisherman

    29 October 2013 Just before midnight last night (Monday) an RACQ CareFlight Rescue Helicopter flew to Fraser Island where a Brisbane man had been...
  45. Woman airlifted after crash

    28 October 2013 An RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a 75 year old driver who crashed her vehicle around 9:30 this morning. The Gold Coast crew landed in a paddock at the...
  46. Teen suffers burns from overheated car radiator

    Teen suffers burns from overheated car radiator

    Saturday 19 October 2013 The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to a private property at Moogerah, west of Boonah, this afternoon to airlift a 13...
  47. CareFlight assists Cessna pilot after emergency landing

    CareFlight assists Cessna pilot after emergency landing

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked by AusSAR to help search for a missing Cessna in the Kybong area this morning.

  48. Two CareFlight choppers sent to help mother and baby

    Two CareFlight choppers sent to help mother and baby

    Saturday 19 October 2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue sent two aircraft to Dalby at noon today to urgently airlift a woman and her newborn baby. The mother...
  49. Bundaberg toddler airlifted to Brisbane

    Bundaberg toddler airlifted to Brisbane

    Overnight, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Bundaberg Hospital to treat and transport a three year old who was suffering kidney and lung issues.

  50. RACQ CareFlight Rescue Bears bring a ray of sunshine to children in need

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue Bears bring a ray of sunshine to children in...

    Fifteen of CareFlight’s cuddliest and cutest bears will go to new young friends in need, thanks to the generosity of RACQ CareFlight supporters.

  51. Farmer trapped in tractor cabin

    Farmer trapped in tractor cabin

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 29 year old Leyburn man after he became pinned in the cabin of his tractor.

  52. Plane crash victims walk away

    With a full medical team on board RACQ CareFlight Rescue flew to the aid of three Brisbane men involved in a single-engine plane crash in Caloundra this afternoon. The Beechcraft they were flying...
  53. Missing man safely airlifted

    A 50 year old man injured and unaccounted for, for six hours, has been safely airlifted to hospital by the Bundaberg based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter. The man went riding this morning but...
  54. RACQ CareFlight Rescue Gala Ball returns record profit

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue Gala Ball returns record profit

    It’s official – last week’s RACQ CareFlight Rescue Gala Ball has raised a record-breaking $140,000 for the region’s dedicated aeromedical helicopter.

  55. Woman suffering respiratory distress airlifted from Fraser Island

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 58 year old woman on Fraser Island suffering respiratory distress. The Brisbane woman was holidaying on the island when she began experiencing...
  56. Fillies and frocks to raise funds for choppers

    Fillies and frocks to raise funds for choppers

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue is a sure bet on Melbourne Cup Day, having been named the charity beneficiary for the popular Rotary Club of Toowoomba City’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday 5 November.

  57. Bundaberg Masonic Lodge backs RACQ CareFlight

    Bundaberg Masonic Lodge backs RACQ CareFlight

    RACQ CareFlight crews will be strapped in for a safer ride thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Bundaberg Masonic Lodge.

  58. Brisbane man injured in dirt bike crash

    Brisbane man injured in dirt bike crash

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a Brisbane man injured in a dirt bike crash near Gympie.

  59. Man airlifted after Kenilworth motorcycle crash

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a man in his 30s who injured in a motorcycle accident at Kenilworth, west of Maroochydore. The man, from Brooloo, was...
  60. Car and truck collide in three-car smash at Millmerran

    A husband and wife have been seriously injured in a three car smash after their 4WD collided with a truck at Millmerran this afternoon.

  61. Motorbike rider airlifted at Wyaralong Dam

    Motorbike rider airlifted at Wyaralong Dam

    A motorbike rider has been airlifted after a head-on collision between his bike and a ute at Wyaralong  Dam, 14km north west of Beaudesert.

  62. RACQ CareFlight airlifts snake bite victim at Gin Gin Hospital

    RACQ CareFlight airlifts snake bite victim at Gin Gin Hospital

    A 40 year old man, struck on the foot by a snake has been airlifted to Bundaberg Base hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

  63. Cow injures man in 60s

    Cow injures man in 60s

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a man in his 60s injured by a cow at a cattle yard west of Miriam Vale.

  64. Trucks collide near Chinchilla

    Trucks collide near Chinchilla

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the scene of a crash involving a dump truck and a diesel tanker at Kogan, east of Chinchilla. The vehicles crashed...
  65. Five people airlifted after two car collision on Nth Stradbroke

    Five people have been airlifted from North Stradbroke Island after a two car collision on the popular tourist destination

  66. Teen airlifted after horse fall

    Teen airlifted after horse fall

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a teenager who fell off a horse near Gympie. The 18 year old was riding the horse along a road in...
  67. Couple winched to safety after boat runs aground

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has winched two people to safety after their boat ran aground on the Sunshine Coast overnight.

  68. Skateboarder injured at Point Lookout

    The Gold Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island where a young man injured himself in a skateboarding accident. The patient has head and...
  69. Infant airlifted from Fraser Island

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to Fraser Island to airlift and an infant suffering a respiratory condition. The Sunshine Coast-based crew landed at the Orchid Beach helipad on the...
  70. Sudanese child airlifted suffering Malaria

    22/09/2013 The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Toowoomba Hospital this evening to airlift a young Sudanese child suffering cerebral malaria. The child had only arrived in...
  71. Boonah motocross crash ends in airlift

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to a motocross park in Boonah this afternoon to airlift a 25 year old male who crashed his bike.

  72. Teenage girl suffers asthma attack

    Saturday 21 September 2013 The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called in to assist a teenage girl at Springbrook this evening after she suffered a suspected asthma attack. A CareFlight...
  73. Man in 30s crashes bike at Manar Park

    The Sunshine Coast crew of RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to Proston’s Manar Park motocross track where a rider was injured after crashing his bike. The Brisbane man, aged in his...
  74. Tourist falls 10 metres down cliff face at Agnes Waters

    A Melbourne man has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after falling down a cliff face at Agnes Water this afternoon. The Bundaberg crew flew to the aid of the 36 year old who...
  75. Woman hospitalised after car hits kangaroo

    A woman has been hospitalised with suspected back injuries after her car collided with a kangaroo. RACQ CareFlight Rescue airlifted the woman from Chinchilla Hospital to Toowoomba Base Hospital...
  76. Passion for patchwork raises cash for choppers

    Passion for patchwork raises cash for choppers

    Almost 300 avid quilters from across the Tweed and northern NSW raised $3,500 for RACQ CareFlight Rescue at the Far North Coast Quilter’s Gathering on September 5th.

  77. Three missions to Fraser Island in 24 hours

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has now flown three missions to Fraser Island in the last 24 hours. At around 5.30pm today, the Sunshine Coast crew was tasked to Lake Wabby on the island’s east...
  78. RACQ CareFlight’s smallest patients benefit from new safety capsule

    RACQ CareFlight’s smallest patients benefit from new safety capsule

    Some of RACQ CareFlight’s most precious patients, sick and injured children, are set to benefit with the Maroochydore Masonic Lodge donating a child rescue capsule to the service’s Sunshine Coast base tomorrow.

  79. Young girl airlifted after Koorablyn crash

    RACQ CareFlight's Gold Coast rescue helicopter was tasked to Beaudesert Hospital late Sunday afternoon to airlift a young girl that had been involved in a single vehicle accident at Koorablyn....
  80. Vehicle rolls several times, driver rescued

    A woman who's 4WD rolled several times has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue. The Sunshine Coast crew was called to the crash on the Bruce Highway near Glenwood shortly before...
  81. 4WD rollover at Noosa North Shore

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the scene of a four-wheel-drive rollover at Noosa North Shore.
     
     

  82. Woman airlifted after fishing tackle becomes stuck in eye

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a woman with a swivel from a fishing line stuck in her eye. The woman in her 20s had been fishing with family when she caught what was believed to be a...
  83. Local helicopter a saving grace in blue and yellow

    Local helicopter a saving grace in blue and yellow

    The Sunshine Coast’s newly painted helicopter will be unveiled today (Thursday 12 September), shrouded in the iconic blue and yellow of RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

  84. Child critical after being hit by car

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a seven year old who was hit by a car in the Bundaberg region.

  85. Man in 60s bitten by Eastern Brown

    A 63 year old man, stuck on the foot by a snake has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CareFlight Rescue's Sunshine Coast crew. The man was riding a quad bike on his property near Toogoolawah...
  86. 50 year old man airlifted after dirt bike crash

    The Bundaberg based RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter has airlifted a 50 year old Bundaberg man from the Manar Park trail bike and motocross centre at Boondooma.

  87. 10 year old injured in motocross race at Kilcoy

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue flew to the aid of a 10 year old who was injured while competing in a motocross race this afternoon.

  88. Victorian woman suffering chest pain airlifted from Fraser Island

    Victorian woman suffering chest pain airlifted from Fraser Island

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue flew to the aid of a Melbourne woman after she experienced chest pain whilst visiting Fraser Island today. The 49 year old was...
  89. Three car crashes in 12 hours for CareFlight

    7/09/2013 At around 9pm last night, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter landed at the scene of a crash involving a car and a truck on the Bruce Highway, two kilometres north of the Howard...
  90. 82 year old man jumps from mower as it tumbles down embankment

    The Sunshine Coast based emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, has flown to the aid of an 82 year old man who tumbled down an embankment after he lost control of a ride-on mower.

  91. Woman crushed by steel gate and bull

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a woman who was crushed by a steel gate and a bull. The 22 year old was working at an Amamoor Creek property this morning when the bull leant...
  92. New Wagga based business gives an aviation icon a new look

    New Wagga based business gives an aviation icon a new look

    At a time when many businesses are folding, the newly opened Wagga company ‘Douglas Aerospace’ is flying high.

  93. Roma Charity Rodeo to rope in cash for CareFlight

    Roma Charity Rodeo to rope in cash for CareFlight

    Roma’s top bull riders will saddle up in the name of charity this week for the Roma Charity Rodeo on Saturday 7 September at Bassetts Park.

  94. CareFlight chopper to touch down for Hospital Open Day

    CareFlight chopper to touch down for Hospital Open Day

    Before the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) welcomes its first patient, the new facility will open its doors to the public on Saturday 7 September for a Community Open Day.

  95. Man airlfited off bulk carrier

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a seriously ill seaman 60 Nautical Miles off the Sunshine Coast. A 49 year old man working on a bulk carrier had become unwell whilst on board. His...
  96. Young man winched from Mount Barney

    The RACQ CareFlight Gold Coast crew winched a man in his 20s from Mount Barney this afternoon suffering respiratory distress. The chopper arrived on scene at 5pm and an Intensive Care Paramedic...
  97. Man crashed bike at Boonah motocross track

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a motocross park at Boonah this afternoon to airlift a man in his 40s who crashed his dirt bike. RACQ CareFlight Aircrewman Leigh Ainsley said...
  98. Man airlifted after 4WD rollover at Noosa North Shore

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a man injured in a four-wheel-drive rollover at Noosa North Shore early this morning. The man told CareFlight crew that he was a passenger travelling in the...
  99. Auction to sing on-stage with country music superstar

    Auction to sing on-stage with country music superstar

    Fierce bidding will soon begin amongst country music fans to win the once-in-a-lifetime prize of singing live on stage with country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley at this years’ Mountview Music Muster in Stanthorpe.

  100. Young man injured in football game

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue flew to the aid of a footballer injured during a game on Saturday night. The 22 year old Gladstone player suffered a broken leg during the match. The helicopter landed on...
  101. Couple airlifted after motorcycle crash

    The Sunshine Coast crew of RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a Brisbane couple who crashed their motorcycle while riding from Brisbane to Rockhampton.

  102. Election night bash – with a difference

    Election night bash – with a difference

    Golfers who like a challenge will line up for a night time game at the Chinchilla Gold Club on September 7, the night of the Federal Election.

  103. CareFlight Group Queensland calls Archerfield home

    CareFlight Group Queensland calls Archerfield home

    CareFlight Group Queensland, the home of the iconic RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter service, has shifted its heavy maintenance operation to Brisbane’s Archerfield Airport in the wake of its recent merger expansion.

  104. Trail bike rider winched from forest

    An injured trail bike rider has been winched to safety by the Sunshine Coast crew of RACQ CareFlight Rescue. The 52 year old was riding through a heavily forested area at Mt Mee when he lost...
  105. Urgent snake warning after bite

    Urgent snake warning after bite

    Queenslanders are being urged to watch their step a little earlier this year after a man was bitten by a snake in the state’s south west.

  106. Lamb on menu and models at fashion show banquet

    Lamb on menu and models at fashion show banquet

    Top Australian fashion designers Alex Perry and Josh Goot will showcase unique garments at a world class fashion event at the Jondarayan Woolshed on Friday 6 September.

  107. Chopper Awareness Month

    Chopper Awareness Month

    In June each year, Bendigo Bank branches across southern Queensland band together to host fundraising events for RACQ CareFlight Rescue as part of Chopper Awareness Month.

  108. Sunshine Coast Gala Ball

    Sunshine Coast Gala Ball

    The 2013 Sunshine Coast Gala Ball will be a night of royal indulgence while supporting the region’s rescue helicopter.

  109. Two patients airlifted after ute rollover

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Cecil Plains Sunday afternoon to airlift two teenage patients after their ute rolled on a dirt road. The teenage driver suffered head injuries...
  110. Two teens airlifted after ute rolled on dirt road

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Cecil Plains Sunday afternoon to airlift two teenage patients after their ute rolled on a dirt road. The teenage driver suffered head injuries...
  111. Trail bike crash at Teewah Beach

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a 22 year old man who came off a trail bike at Teewah Beach on Friday night. The incident occurred when the Moreton Bay man lost control of the bike after...
  112. Hiker winched from Mount Coolum

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Mount Coolum earlier today to airlift a man in his 40s who was suffering chest pain after hiking to the peak of the mountain. QAS...
  113. Big weekend of injuries prompts timely reminder

    Big weekend of injuries prompts timely reminder

    People making the most of Queensland’s recent spectacular weather are being urged to take care after RACQ CareFlight Rescue treated ten patients in just two days.

  114. Early morning motorcycle crash on David Low Way

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a man in his 40s following a motorcycle crash on the David Low Way in the early hours of this morning.

  115. Teenager crashes over handlebars

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a teenager who went head over handlebars on his mountain bike in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The 15 year old had been riding down a steep slope...
  116. Modified car rolls off road

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a man in his 40's following a single vehicle rollover on the Fraser Coast. The man had been driving a modified car off road in Susan River, around...
  117. 5 year old injured after horse fall

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a 5 year old girl who fell off a horse on the Sunshine Coast.

  118. $4M of BMW beauties convoy for RACQ CareFlight

    $4M of BMW beauties convoy for RACQ CareFlight

    More than 70 classic cars hit the road on Sunday August 11, in convoy to the Sunshine Coast Airport for RACQ CareFlight.

  119. Man bitten by snake on finger

    A 49 year old man has been airlifted from Goondiwindi in the state’s south west after he was bitten by a snake. RACQ CareFlight Rescue was tasked from Toowoomba to retrieve the man this...
  120. Search for missing man at Tin Can Bay

    9/09/2013 At around 1pm today, the Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Tin Can Bay to help search for a man missing for more than three days. The man was last seen at...
  121. Man breaks neck in Biggenden quad bike crash

    The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew flew to a property at Biggenden this afternoon to airlift a man who broke his neck in a quad bike crash. The man, in his 40s, was riding alone and used a...
  122. CareFlight attends third car crash in 12 hours

    At around 9pm last night, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter landed at the scene of a crash involving a car and a truck on the Bruce Highway, two kilometres north of the Howard township.

  123. Man airlifted after crash with truck carrying explosives

    Man airlifted after crash with truck carrying explosives

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the scene of a crash involving a sedan and a truck transporting explosives. The vehicles collided shortly before...
  124. 80 year old woman airlfited after head-on crash at Bribie Island

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has landed at the scene of a head-on crash at Bongaree on Bribie Island’s west coast.

  125. Two year old injured in dog attack

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a mother and her two year old son after they were attacked by three dogs at a property in the South Burnett region. The dogs, which can be confirmed...
  126. Man airlifted from Fraser Island following football fall

    A 39 year old man who injured himself during a friendly game of beach football has been airlifted from Fraser Island by RACQ CareFlight Rescue. The Sunshine Coast man had spent the afternoon...
  127. Man ejected from car through front window

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Dalby Hospital Friday evening to airlift a male in his early thirties with head, neck and spinal injuries after being involved in a motor...
  128. Teen airlifted after dirt bike crash at Proston

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a 16 year old boy following an incident at a Proston motocross track. The Gympie teen was riding with a group of friends when he lost control of his bike...
  129. 17 year old trapped in vehicle after crash

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 17 year old man following a single vehicle crash in the North Burnett region.

  130. Man airlifted after horse fall

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 32 year old man who fell off a horse at Cooroy. The man told his rescuers that the horse became spooked when one of the stirrups slipped away,...
  131. Teenager airlifted after rollover crash at Wonbah

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of a 17 year old man following a single vehicle crash in the North Burnett region. The Boolboonda man was travelling along Wonbah Road in Wonbah at...
  132. Victorian tourist airlifted after Fraser Island fall

    Victorian tourist airlifted after Fraser Island fall

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to Fraser Island to airlift a Victorian tourist who slipped on rocks at Indian Head. The 58 year old woman was on a...
  133. Bendigo Bank boosts bottom line for RACQ CareFlight

    Bendigo Bank boosts bottom line for RACQ CareFlight

    The Bendigo Bank is doing its bit to help keep the Bundaberg region’s newly named emergency helicopter – RACQ CareFlight Rescue – flying high.

  134. Cairns woman airlifted after Bruce Highway crash

    The Bundaberg region's dedicated emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, has airlifted a 45 year old woman from the scene of a single vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway.

  135. Artist lends talents to raise cash for CareFlight

    Artist lends talents to raise cash for CareFlight

    The star of television’s Art Studio, artist Wayne Clements, is once again putting brush to canvas to raise money for CareFlight at two upcoming Brisbane art exhibitions.

  136. Two people missing for 24 hours in the Wongi State Forest have been found

    Two people missing for 24 hours in the Wongi State Forest have been found by the Sunshine Coast's RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter. The couple in their 50s left their caravan at Maryborough...
  137. Man injures leg with chainsaw

    The Bundaberg-based emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, has flown to the aid a 27 year old man who injured his leg with a chainsaw. The man was using the chainsaw to cut down trees at a...
  138. Semi-trailer rollover ends in airlift

    09/07/2013 RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a 38 year old driver with serious head injuries after his semi-trailer rolled near Miles this morning. The truck he was driving left the road ten...
  139. Holiday-maker airlifted from Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg region’s newly named emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, has flown to the aid of a Fraser Island holiday-maker suffering chest pain. The Brisbane man began...
  140. Left foot severed in farming accident

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Esk Hospital Sunday morning to airlift a male in his forties with a severed left foot. It’s believed the patient had been mixing grain...
  141. Injured man with no phone reception manages to call 000

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a trail bike rider who crashed his bike in bushland outside of Kenilworth this afternoon. The 42 year old Brisbane man...
  142. Mercy Dash for Special Delivery

    02/07/2013 A South West woman has delivered her baby girl via emergency caesarean section five weeks early, after a RACQ CareFlight mercy dash to Miles. Twenty-six year old Liz Chambers felt...
  143. McDonald family airlifted in joint effort by SCHR and CareFlight Group Queensland

    McDonald family airlifted in joint effort by SCHR and CareFlight Group...

    What began as a fun-filled birthday celebration for five year old Mia McDonald, turned into a fight for life for all four members of the McDonald family in August last year.

  144. United we soar

    United we soar

    In an Australian first, Queensland’s two leading Community Helicopter Providers (CHP), CareFlight Group Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service (SCHRS), have announced their landmark decision to merge into a single, consolidated entity.

  145. Local helicopters on firm ground with RACQ

    Local helicopters on firm ground with RACQ

    The future of the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg based rescue helicopters has landed on firm ground with RACQ committing $1.5 million dollars annually to become the new naming rights sponsor of the Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue Service (SCHRS), now known as RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

  146. Country music superstars to raise cash for CareFlight

    Country music superstars to raise cash for CareFlight

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue is thrilled to be the charity beneficiary of the annual Mountview Music Muster country music event in the picturesque Mountview Wines Vineyard on Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 October 2013.

  147. CareFlight crew says stay safe in holiday break

    CareFlight crew says stay safe in holiday break

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue is warning parents to be vigilant after the crew performed double the average airlifts in the June school holidays last year.

  148. Two car collision requires two choppers

    Both the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg based RACQ CareFlight helicopters were called to the scene of a two car collision on the Burnett Highway near Gaynda yesterday afternoon. Two station wagons...
  149. Helicopter attends scene of eight vehicle smash

    The RACQ CareFlight helicopter flew to the scene of an eight car smash on the Bruce Highway 30 kilometres north of Gin Gin this afternoon, airlifting a 23 year old man with spinal injuries.

  150. Collision between truck and car

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a critically injured woman involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the Fraser Coast.

  151. Revellers raise record $140,000 at CareFlight Gala Ball

    Revellers raise record $140,000 at CareFlight Gala Ball

    More than 500 guests dressed to impress on Saturday night while helping to raise $140,000 for RACQ CareFlight at the charity’s annual Gala Ball.

  152. A message from Brad Solomon - RACQ CareFlight Paramedic and Base to Base Cycle Challenge Co-organiser

    A message from Brad Solomon - RACQ CareFlight Paramedic and Base to...

    We always speak about family at CareFlight and the importance we place on helping others in their time of need.

  153. Five missions in 24 hours

    In a very busy 24 hour period for RACQ CareFlight, our rescue helicopter has been tasked to five missions since Saturday evening.

  154. Second annual 250km CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge raises $80,000

    Second annual 250km CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge raises...

    Well known sports stars, celebrities and CEOs completed a gruelling 250km cycling challenge from Toowoomba to the Gold Coast on Monday, raising an incredible $80,000 for RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

  155. Mountain biker breaks back in downhill dive

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked half way down the Toowoomba Range late Sunday afternoon to airlift a 23 year old male with multiple injuries after a mountain bike accident. Due...
  156. 70 year old man injured after slipping on rocks

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a 70 year old man who slipped on rocks at Noosa National Park injuring his hip and leg. The Noosaville local was walking over rocks at Granite Bay when he lost his footing and fell.

  157. John Kennedy goes from crewman to cover star

    John Kennedy goes from crewman to cover star

    RACQ CareFlight's (formerly the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter) very own John Kennedy has gone from crewman to cover star of the 2013/2014 edition of the Bundaberg White and Yellow Pages.

  158. Trio rescued from Coral Sea after boat capsizes

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of three men after their boat capsized off the Fraser Coast. The trio were around three nautical miles east of Inskip Point when their...
  159. Woman with fractured ankle winched from Springbrook

    A woman in her 60s was winched from Springbrook National Park by the RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter on Sunday afternoon after slipping on wet rocks and fracturing her ankle. RACQ CareFlight...
  160. Skydiving pilot suffers chest pains

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to a property near Bungunya Saturday afternoon to airlift a male in his mid twenties with chest pains. He had been piloting a single prop aircraft...
  161. CareFlight fairs well at Antiques Fair

    CareFlight fairs well at Antiques Fair

    Collectors and dealers will fill the USQ Clive Berghoffer Recreation Centre on Baker Street this Friday (12th) from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday (13th) 8am to 2pm for the long running Toowoomba Antique Collectable Fair.

  162. Robbie McEwen joins elite cyclists and celebrities to launch ‘CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge’

    Robbie McEwen joins elite cyclists and celebrities to launch...

    Australian Cycling Champion Robbie McEwen has joined with more than a dozen elite cyclists and celebrities including Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss, and Paralympic tandem cyclist Bryce Lindores today, to officially launch the second annual CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge.

  163. Chinchilla man airlifted after single vehicle rollover

    A man in his 30s was airlifted from Chinchilla Hospital on Tuesday morning after suffering neck injuries in a single vehicle rollover overnight.

  164. Man suffers head injuries after fall from Bald Rock

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Bald Rock near the Girraween National Park late Sunday afternoon to airlift a 66 year old man with head injuries sustained in a fall. RACQ...
  165. Man shelters from storm, falls down cliff

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Bald Rock late Sunday afternoon, in the Girraween National Park, to airlift a 66 year old male with head injuries. He had been walking by...
  166. Two motocross riders injured in separate incidents

    Two motocross riders suffered broken femurs in separate incidents at a motocross event on Sunday afternoon. The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to Killarney to airlift a 32 year old...
  167. Busy weekend for RACQ CareFlight rescue crew

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter flew to Stanthope at around 8pm on Saturday evening to airlift a 33 year old woman who suffered a venomous snake bite.

  168. Man's hand caught in farming machinery

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a 35 year old man who suffered a severe limb injury in a farming accident. The man was working on a Macadamia Farm north west of Gympie when the...
  169. CareFlight gives Boeing staff crash course in sea survival

    CareFlight gives Boeing staff crash course in sea survival

    Boeing Defence Australia staff members will be ‘thrown in the deep end’ on Monday when they undertake simulated Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) at the Milne Bay Aquatic Centre.

  170. Man suffers head injuries when car hits cow

    A 21 year old male has been airlifted from Roma after suffering suspected head injuries after his car hit a cow. The man was taken by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter to Toowoomba Base...
  171. Three newborn babies airlifted in separate weekend rescue missions

    Three newborn babies were airlifted in separate neonatal rescue missions over the weekend by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter. On Saturday, the crew was tasked to Tenterfield in northern NSW...
  172. 70 year old suffers spinal injuries after 3m fall

    A 70 year old man suffered suspected spinal injuries on Monday after falling three metres off a hay shed at his property, west of Boonah.

  173. Pilot's wife witnesses plane crash

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to the aid of a pilot and passenger whose light plane went down in dense scrub this afternoon. The plane crashed shortly after take-off from the...
  174. 30 year old man falls 10 metres

    A Brisbane man who fell up to ten metres from Mt Tibrogargan has been rescued by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

  175. Community digs deep to remember Julie

    Community digs deep to remember Julie

    The small community of Bowenville has again dug deep for a fourth year, raising $33,000 for RACQ CareFlight at the Orange Tie Ball held last year.

  176. Timber beam falls on builder

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter flew to Miles this afternoon to airlift a 38 year old male who was hit on the head by a falling timber beam at a building site earlier today. RACQ CareFlight...
  177. 2013 RACQ CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge

    2013 RACQ CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge

    The inaugural CareFlight Base to Base Cycle Challenge was launched in September 2012 with a small group of nine elite riders.

  178. Missing Fisherman Found

    AMSA has taken over coordination of the search for a prawn fisherman, now missing at sea for 13 hours. Earlier today the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter crew located the Skipper of the 50 foot...
  179. Swift swine’s sprint for CareFlight

    Swift swine’s sprint for CareFlight

    Dozens of pigs will once again race for glory and to raise much needed funds for RACQ CareFlight Rescue at the third annual Sandy Creek Pub Pig Races on Saturday March 23.

  180. Four flood related task in one day

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter is on its fourth flood related task for the day.

  181. Cut off by floodwater Palmvale lady gives birth at home

    Cut off by floodwater Palmvale lady gives birth at home

    Flooding in Northern NSW has forced a Palmvale lady to give birth to her son at home early this morning.  

  182. Wayne Clements Draws on Creative Flair in Wynnum

    Wayne Clements Draws on Creative Flair in Wynnum

    Acclaimed ‘Australian Outback’ artist Wayne Clements will return to his roots this week when he hosts an art raffle at Wynnum Plaza Shopping Centre, will all proceeds going to RACQ CareFlight.

  183. Missing woman found in flood waters

    A woman missing in flood waters has been found by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter as her vehicle began taking on water. The Cooloola local was reported missing to authorities around 2.30pm...
  184. Defribillator donated to Vanuatu community

    Defribillator donated to Vanuatu community

    A community in Vanuatu now has a much-needed defribillator which was handed over to a grateful Lester Evans, the  Northern Healthcare District Regional Resource Coordinator by Lyn Cox during the latest aid mission to the region.

  185. 19 month old girl airlifted after suspected snake bite

    A 19 month old girl has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight on Thursday from Miles to Toowoomba with a suspected snake bite on her right leg. 

  186. CareFlight airlifts sick young boy after kidney transplant

    A CareFlight QLD rescue helicopter, based at Toowoomba, has performed a critical rescue mission today at Maryvale, near Warwick, airlifting a 7 year old boy suffering complications from a recent kidney transplant.

  187. Bundaberg family says thank you after life saving mission

    Bundaberg family says thank you after life saving mission

    A pregnant mother, who along with her husband and 15 month old child, was plucked from the front step of their home at the height of the flooding crisis in North Bundaberg, has thanked CareFlight QLD for saving them.

  188. CareFlight QLD fleet airlifts 60 out of danger in flood devastated Bundaberg

    CareFlight QLD fleet airlifts 60 out of danger in flood devastated...

    It’s been a busy 24 hours for CareFlight QLD with more than 60 people airlifted, most from Bundaberg, which is enduring flood heights not seen since the late 1800s.

  189. Four CareFlight QLD helicopters and two jets relocate to Bundaberg to help in flood effort

    Four CareFlight QLD helicopters and two jets relocate to Bundaberg to...

    CareFlight QLD helicopters are in Bundaberg assisting in the evacuation of residents to safety.

  190. Couple clinging to log winched to safety

    During the current flooding in Bundaberg, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has also rescued an elderly female found clinging to a log in rising flood waters.

  191. Flood stricken families airlifted

    The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter from both the Bundaberg and Sunshine Coast bases have been rescuing flood-stricken families at Pacific Haven, east of Childers.

  192. Coles donates helmets to CareFlight crew

    Coles donates helmets to CareFlight crew

    Coles Dalby has generously raised $3,000 throughout December to help RACQ CareFlight Rescue purchase new Alpha Eagle Dual Visor Flight Helmets for its crew.

  193. Man airlifted off marine bulk carrier

    A Sydney man suffering chest pain has been airlifted by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter from a Rio Tinto Marine bulk carrier off the coast of Gladstone.

  194. Truck driver bitten by Brown snake

    Truck driver bitten by Brown snake

    A 42 year old man has been being bitten by a brown snake at Pittsworth. The RACQ CareFlight helicopter was tasked shortly after 3.30pm to treat the...
  195. Chopper skirts storm cells to airlift Stanthorpe woman

    A 36 year old Stanthorpe woman was airlifted by the Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight crew overnight after a single vehicle rollover at Texas.

  196. 8 year old girl stung by jellyfish

    An eight-year-old with a suspected irukandji sting had to be winched off Fraser Island and airlifted to hospital by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter this afternoon.

  197. Crew put to the test en route to rescue

    Since Christmas, the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to Fraser Island 16 times to help more than a dozen people, including children suffering burns, stings and serious medical...
  198. Man ingests weed killer

    Man ingests weed killer

    A Chinchilla man has suffered suspected burns to his throat after unintentionally ingesting a small amount of weed killer. RACQ CareFlight Air Crewman...
  199. 16 year old boy stung by jellyfish

    A 16 year old boy was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter last night after suffering a serious jellyfish sting on Fraser Island.

  200. Man severs fingers in horse accident

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter has flown to Tara this evening to help a man in his 20s who severed several fingers. The man sustained the injuries when the horse he was leading reared...
  201. CareFlight signs exclusive media partnership with Channel Nine

    CareFlight signs exclusive media partnership with Channel Nine

    RACQ CareFlight Rescue has entered into an exclusive television partnership with Channel Nine Queensland to help increase community awareness of its life-saving service.

  202. Possible heart attack ends in crash

    Possible heart attack ends in crash

    The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to a stretch of road in Jondaryan, north west of Toowoomba, to airlift a 47 year old woman who had...