Everything 'goes wrong' on JBLM training flight

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.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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