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Mount Isa helicopter completes one of its longest missions

The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has completed one of its longest missions, airlifting a man after he suffered chest pains while working on a fishing boat, approximately 110 kilometres north of Normanton in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The mission took in excess of eight hours; requiring four stops, two refuels and included 4.7 hours of flying. 

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted the man to Delta Down Station where they were met by the Royal Flying Doctors Service who continued airlifting the man to Mount Isa Hospital. 

He travelled in a stable condition.

2017 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,344 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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