05 June 2017

The Philippine Air Force, 220th Airlift Wing with the use of its C-130 aircraft airlifted more than twenty (20) wounded troops from Laguindingan Misamis, Oriental, Mindanao to Col Jesus Villamor Air Base, Pasay City last June 02 2017 midnight.

Piloted by CPT SERSEŅA PAF and LT ABELLERA PAF, these soldiers sustained wounds during their recent skirmishes with the Maute group in Marawi City and has to be evacuated immediately. The aircraft was instantly reconfigured for aeromedical evacuation.

The patients were transferred to military treatment facilities in Manila where it housed advanced equipment and specialized doctors.

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.

Courtesy of: 220th AW