LASER LIGHT ATTACK ON AIR AMBULANCE PILOTS DURING DONEGAL BABY EMERGENCY

first_imgAir Corps crew were hit by bright lasers as they transported Donegal baby to hospitalGARDAÍ are hunting the thug who tried to bring down an Air Corps helicopter as it was taking a critically ill baby from Letterkenny General Hospital to Dublin for emergency treatment.The pilot reported several extremely dangerous incidents as he flew his Augusta Westland helicopter from Donegal to the Rotunda Hospital.The child, newborn and in need of urgent medical care by expert staff, was aboard the flight with two Air Corps crew, a doctor and a nurse when the incident happened. The air ambulance came under attack from a laser strike as it passed over Kingscourt in Co Cavan after 10pm on Wednesday.“This was a very serious incident and it is a growing problem for us. Last year we had 50 reported laser strikes on Air Corps aircraft,” said Air Corps spokesman Brendan O’Dowd.“This could have had serious consequences for everyone on board and caused permanent damage to the sight of members of the crew. They were not wearing night vision goggles at the time, but laser light strikes are even more serious if crew are targeted when they are.”He called for anyone with information on the incident to call Gardaí. It’s understood there are around 50 such incidents every year in Ireland. LASER LIGHT ATTACK ON AIR AMBULANCE PILOTS DURING DONEGAL BABY EMERGENCY was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Air CorpsCavanchopperDonegal DailyGardailaser atackletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

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