IntlSOS 30 Years - From East to West - Page 48



International SOS | 30 Year Anniversary
Medical Evacuation, Western Tibet, China, 1993.
There was an evacuation of an elderly Japanese lady who suffered from high
altitude sickness and other complications whilst travelling. The Black Hawk
helicopter had recently been bought by the ground forces of the People’s
Liberation Army. The mission was to fly the patient from Ali District in Western
Tibet to Kashgar in the west of Xinjiang. There it met a Challenger aircraft,
with a medical crew, which transported the patient to Beijing. After a long
recovery in a hospital in Beijing the patient finally returned to Japan.
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