From Update Philippines (Jun 4): Air Force C-130 provides aero-medevac for soldiers wounded in Marawi
One of the five military transport C-130 aircraft of Philippine Air Force operating under 220th Airlift Wing (220AW) has provided aero-medical evacuation for soldiers who sustained wounds from the ongoing operations against Maute terrorist group in Marawi City.
Twenty wounded troops from Laguindingan airport in Misamis Oriental were transported to Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City midnight of June 2.
“The aircraft was instantly reconfigured for aeromedical evacuation,” 220AW said. “The patients were transferred to military treatment facilities in Manila where it housed advanced equipment and specialized doctors.”
220AW said much of the improvement in the aeromedical evacuation survival rates can be attributed to the very quick response time of the C-130 aircrew including the member of the S-7 team on-board to support similar missions.
“The significant impact of these airlift missions will result to the increased morale of our troops, knowing that in these unfortunate circumstances, your airlifters will provide the fastest possible means of air evacuation to ensure that our injured troops will receive the best medical care they deserve,” 220AW said.