Originally Posted by Trip
From the Independence of the Seas. After reading this amazing rescue story, I just wonder, how come the landing pad was not strong enough to handle the rescue helicopter...Kudos to all involved, and, hope the passenger made it.
BBC News - Sick cruise passenger airlifted to hospital
Most military copters will not land on pads on ships other then
military vessels. They prefer to winch the patient up to the
helicopter. My friend flies a SAR (Search & Rescue) bird.
they have been instructed not to land on ships other then
military if it has a pad on board.