RACQ's Lifeflight Helicopter has been tasked to transport the man to hospital.
RACQ's Lifeflight Helicopter has been tasked to transport the man to hospital. LifeFlight

LifeFlight's mammoth six-hour mission to transport child

AN RACQ LifeFlight crew has finished a mammoth six-hour mission to transport a child from south-west Queensland.

The Brisbane-based helicopter diverted to the Queensland Children's Hospital to pick a pediatric intensive care unit team for the job.

They then left from Roma Airport just before 9pm and returned to base at 3am, after they had transferred the child and PICU team to the hospital.

It follows another marathon mission, from earlier this month, which saw LifeFlight's Surat Gas Aeromedical Service complete a 10 hour round trip.

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit lifeflightfoundation.org.au.


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