Graphic: Gene Hildebrand

54 shocks keep Gene alive in the air

Date published

24 Aug 2015

Graphic: Gene Hildebrand with the Flying Doctor crew who saved him

Gene, 50, defied the odds and made a full recovery but not before a dramatic and frightening three-hour flight from Alice Springs where he was kept alive by Alice Springs Hospital Emergency Retrieval Doctor Chris Edwards and RFDS Flight Nurse Carol Illmayer as RFDS Pilot Mark Haldane kept them on track for Adelaide.