The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in Athenree on Thursday 19 October.
A 69-year-old man, who was the front seat passenger of one of the vehicles, suffered a fracture hip and chest injuries.
He was stabilised at the scene by paramedics, before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
Early that day, the rescue helicopter had been dispatched by Tauranga Hospital for a emergency transfer of a 69-year-old man, who was suffering a serious cardiac event.
He was flown to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.