COVID-19, The Daily Tribune News – Phoenix Air pulls off complicated rescue of COVID-19 patient

Posted Saturday, April 18, 2020

Flight and medical crews from Phoenix Air Group took part in what U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo called “one of the most complex medical evacuations in history.”

Last month, a cadre of highly skilled pilots, medical staff members and trip planners with the Cartersville-based aviation company successfully completed an 8,000-mile air ambulance mission to bring a critically ill American, stricken with the COVID-19 virus, out of Bhutan and into an intensive care unit in Baltimore.

Dent Thompson, senior vice president and chief operations officer with Phoenix Air, said Pompeo told reporters at a March 31 press briefing about activities that the U.S. State Department had undertaken that month.

“Top of his agenda was the State Department’s efforts to bring Americans home from around the world in the face of the growing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

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