Medical staff offload patients arriving from the Sirte frontline by helicopter in Misrata. This helicopter airlift service has heavily reduced the transport time for the critically injured and is now saving the lives of patients like Yusef. Two helicopters of the former Libyan regime are now averaging around 5 medical air evacuations per day. This Russian made Mi-8 can carry up to 8 seriously injured patients with standing room for minor cases. A smaller Mi-17 is also operational with 5 beds. Each has a flight team of two with a minimum of two medical staff. 
 (image by Tracey Shelton)
Medical staff offload patients arriving from the Sirte frontline by helicopter in Misrata. This helicopter airlift service has heavily reduced the transport time for the critically injured and is now saving the lives of patients like Yusef. Two helicopters of the former Libyan regime are now averaging around 5 medical air evacuations per day. This Russian made Mi-8 can carry up to 8 seriously injured patients with standing room for minor cases. A smaller Mi-17 is also operational with 5 beds. Each has a flight team of two with a minimum of two medical staff.
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