66 Emergency Air Rescues in July
Mano a Mano’s aviation program transported 66 Bolivians to emergency care in the month of July.
Emergency Flight to Oromomo for a Premature Birth
One of the 66 people flown to emergency care last month was an 18-year-old woman with a premature baby.
Because we have the Navajo airplane we could respond quickly to an emergency of a premature birth in the tropical community of Oromomo.
A call came in late in the afternoon, 3:30 pm (too late to fly out and return before dusk with the Cessna 206). Because we have the Navajo, the pilots were in the air at 4:10 pm. Half an hour later they were picking up an 18-year-old woman with a premature baby. The pilots returned to Cochabamba minutes before dusk with a crying baby and a new mom, relieved that they were heading to a city hospital. Both mom and baby are doing well and getting stronger in the hospital.
We are so happy that a fast airplane was available. We were told that the baby would have never made it if we had to wait through the night for the flight.
Mano a Mano Aviation Program
Since the aviation program began in 2005, Mano a Mano has provided 2,412 emergency flights – 246 so far in 2014.
Here are just a few of our emergency flights in recent years: