TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Almost everything that could go wrong was all in the scenario for an Air Reserve medical training flight out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Flight nurses and other crew members were tested on responding to imaginary fires, patient heart attacks, fuel leaks and a crash landing in Sunday's four-hour flight.
The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1bAxpYA ) the flight combined nurses from the 446th Reserve Airlift Wing's evacuation squadron with a sister unit, the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, to get the most from the training exercise that involved about 50 people.
The weekend exercise simulated a typical flight that would carry wounded soldiers from a hospital in Germany to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on their way to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com