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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Chinook does an emergency..

Spotted earlier today at the university's field. A Chinook waiting for the soldiers to come back in.



Not sure what happened, we are all wondering if it was a patient needing emergency airlift with the help of the army to the National University Hospital.

Have you helped someone who needed some sort of emergency before? What did you do?

14 comments:

Ed said...

Could it be the Super Puma crash in Sembawang Airbase yesterday? Nobody was reported to be injured though. Just a guess.

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/news_and_events/nr/2008/may/21may08_nr.html

Shotgun said...

Likely that its emergency medical supplies to be sent direct to Myanmar.

Keropok Man said...

Could not be the super puma, that was yesterday. This was just a few hours ago.

We can only speculate. Wonder if anyone in the hospital knows :-)

chillycraps said...

wow, using a chinook for heli-evac is an overkill! I don't think so, it's another squadron.

although nus is along the normal flight path of rsaf's chinook, but landing is totally another story.

nikeez said...

Eh, National Day?

monkey girl said...

When we lived in Woodlands we saw them doing training exercises in the Chinook on a weekly basis. Perhaps that is what they are doing.

marley said...

Like the photo. Chinooks are big helicopters!

Ed said...

After watching all the news reports, I think it could be likely the consolidation efforts for Myammar. The medical team is set to leave this Sunday, maybe they are ferrying various supplies from all the hospitals. The crates I saw on TV definitely weighs a lot.

malique said...

Whoa, chinook landing on the field is a rare sight. the reason couldnt possibly be lifting a patient. that'd be a large budget ;)

perhaps its aid for operation lionheart

Hisham juzzywuzzy said...

Ayer Rajah Camp or GSMB has a big field ... if they choose to land at NUS, then it could hv been something else.

Ah Seng said...

It was reported on ZaoBao (pg 7) that the chinook was used in the medical evacuation off a China-registered merchant ship. As the super pumas in Singapore are grounded due to the recent crash, chinook is used instead.

Keropok Man said...

Thanks ah seng for the info. That solves the mystery.

Colleagues said they saw an ambulance waiting at the edge of the field. So that concludes the mystery :-)

chillycraps said...

haha, today's paper clears my doubt too =)

Jamis said...

Guys, it's an annual exercise by the SAF Medical Corps. During my 4 years in the School of Computing (before it was shifted to its current location), we could hear the freaking chinook landing there year after year.

And I served in the HQ SAF Medical Corps for my NS.