Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.53 - 30 April 2012
The Minister of National Defence Gabriel Oprea approved on Monday, 30 April, a life saving mission for two persons, who had to be transported from Iași to Bucharest, with a C-27J Spartan aircraft.
The patients, who suffered serious burns because of the explosion that took place in a factory from Iași, would be medically assisted by a SMURD team during the flight. The mission takes place following the request of dr. Raed Arafat, undersecretary in the Ministry of Healthcare.
Commander of the C-27J Spartan crew, from the 90th Airlift Flotilla, is Captain Commander Ion Stăiculescu. The aircraft took off from Otopeni heading for Iași, at 17.15.
MoND Press Office