The LifeFlight retrieval teams, consisting of two LifeFlight Critical Care Doctors and two LifeFlight Critical Care Flight Nurses, travelled to a Christchurch hospital for an extensive clinical handover with the treating medical staff.
The two survivors of the volcano tragedy were then transported to the LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet to be flown home.
The Challenger 604 LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet is a long-range aeromedical aircraft and is fitted out as an advanced medical platform.
The flying Intensive Care Unit is rescue-ready 365 days of the year and has the capability and on-board technology to transport two ICU teams and two patients.
The patients were constantly monitored by the medical teams, during the repatriation journey.
The LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet took off from Brisbane Airport shortly after 8am today (local time) .