Today is an intense day for the crews in readiness of the Air Force. All H24 alarm services have been activated for the safety and rescue of the civilian population.
Two interceptor fighters Euro Fighter of the 36 ° Stormo of Gioia del Colle (BA) they got up quickly in flight (in technical jargon Scramble) following the activation by the CAOC of the Torrejon NATO to intercept and identify two scheduled aircraft, on two separate routes, which had temporarily lost radio contact with the air traffic control bodies.
Promptly restored radio communications, the two interceptor fighter aircraft returned to base to resume both the national and NATO Air Defense alertness service.
Search and Rescue
An HH139A helicopter from the 82 ° Centro Combat Search & Rescue (C / SAR) of Trapani, dependent on the 15 ° Stormo of Cervia, was activated in the late afternoon for the search and rescue of a young girl caught by a sudden illness while he was inside the naturalistic reserve of the Zingaro. The military crew, activated by the Air Operations Command of the Air Force, took off from the military airport of Trapani at the time of the reserve, working in close synergy with the National Speleological and Alpine Rescue Corps.
Once identified, the young woman was rescued and recovered on board the helicopter thanks to the aid of the winch.
Emergency Health Transport
A military transport aircraft C-130J of the 46 ^ Air Brigade of Pisa was activated following the request of the Cosenza Prefecture for the transport of an ambulance carrying an 18 baby girl in imminent danger of life. The particular transport was necessary to transfer the small patient from Lamezia Terme to Turin.
At the first light of dawn a Falcon 900 aircraft from Ciampino's 31 ° Stormo carried out, at the request of the Prefecture of Udine, the urgent transport of an organ from the hospital of Turin to that of Udine.
All the activities were coordinated by the Poggio Renatico Air Operations Command and the Top Situation Room of the Rome Air Force Command, the two main operational centers of the Italian Air Force which, with dedicated and specific desks for each sector of use, they coordinate and activate all the assets and crews in the operational readiness of the Armed Forces throughout the national territory.