The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just after 4 pm on Friday 8 June to Spooners Rd, 2 km from Taihape where a vehicle had come off the road, gone down a back and stopped after hitting trees.
The local Fire Brigade were able to extract the three occupants of the vehicle and bring them to the top of the bank. All three patients where they were transported a short distance to the waiting rescue helicopters. Hawkes Bay & Taranaki Rescue Helicopters were also in attendance.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter airlifted 16-year-old female to Whanganui Hospital for treatment.
On Saturday 9 June, the rescue helicopter was dispatched just after 2 pm to Waipukurau, where a vehicle had come off the road and hit a tree.
The male occupant was trapped inside and had to be extricated for FENZ, and the female occupant was able to exit herself. Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter was also in attendance.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 14-year-old female to Hastings Hospital for treatment.
Then on Sunday 10 June, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape to an 85-year-old woman experience a serious medical emergency. She was transported to the airfield via road ambulance before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital for treatment.