Jan 1, 1975

Use of the Cessna 206 for medical evacuations

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
P Werner

Abstract

The CESSNA 206 aircraft belonging to the National Police Force has been used to effect medical evacuations. After describing the specifications of this aircraft and underlining its advantages (speed, autonomy, cost price) and its disadvantages (very small cabin, necessity of prepared landing grounds, sound level) compared with the helicopter generally used in similar circumstances, the authors conclude that this new aircraft could be used to advantage for evacuating medium-serious cases over distances greater than 200 kilometer provided that the cabin was modified. Even more than with the helicopter, the pilot must remain the judge concerning the technical flying possibilities of the aircraft, which is not pressurized and which has no defrosting equipment.

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