Press Release -

CareFlight Archerfield Base severely damaged by storms

The severe storms that swept across south-east Queensland late Thursday afternoon have left their mark on RACQ CareFlight’s base of operations at Archerfield, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in mere minutes.

CareFlight engineering and maintenance crews have begun assessing damage to two aircraft at the west Brisbane base, the extent of which is currently unknown.

The hanger itself also sustained significant damage.

Golf ball-sized hail and driving rail caused significant damage to the hanger roof, walls, windows and doors; gale-force rain threw corrugated iron sheeting into the air.

Fortunately, aircrew and staff members were able to keep safe for the storm’s duration.