host picture

  | Bookmark and Share

Medevac Calls Mayday

Tim Vaillancourt

The company providing Medevac services in Nova Scotia says, a flight that declared a mayday was never at risk.

On December 15th, a medevac flight was taking a patient from Sydney to Halifax. There was a storm that day and many commercial flights were cancelled. The pilots called a Mayday when they temporarily lost control of the plane and it dropped a few hundred meters.

The problem is believed to have been caused by ice build up.

Provincial Aeospace in St. John's Newfoundland has the contract to provide medical flights in Nova Scotia.

Tim Vaillancourt is vice president of operations and an experienced pilot. He spoke with CBC's Joan Weeks.

Listen audio (runs 4:08)