Injured girl airlifted to hospital after quad bike crash

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter has flown a girl to hospital, after a quad bike crash, west of Gympie.

The rescue chopper was called into action just after 3.30 this afternoon (Thursday 24 June) and landed in a paddock.

The aeromedical crew worked with Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics to treat the primary school-aged rider for facial injuries.

She was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter performed this mission as it is currently, temporarily based on the Sunshine Coast, while the familiar blue and yellow RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter undergoes scheduled engineering.

The aircraft is part of LifeFlight Australia’s commercial operation, which supports the work of the community helicopter fleet, through our profit-for-purpose model and is rotated through our community bases from time to time, when operationally required.