Graphic: RFDS aircraft evacuation at night

RFDS airlifts two injured tourists from outback SA

Date published

16 Mar 2018
rfds AIRCRAFT at night

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) undertook the aeromedical retrieval of two injured tourists following a car accident on the Oodnadatta Track in the state’s Far North last night. 

The two adult males are reported to have rolled their vehicle while travelling north along the Oodnadatta Track, approximately 50 kilometres south-east of William Creek.

The Marree-based RFDS Emergency Ambulance and Remote Area Nurse were the first to arrive at the scene after the single-vehicle accident was reported by a passing motorist.

When the RFDS aircraft departed the William Creek airstrip this evening one patient was in stable condition with suspected neck and spinal injuries; the second patient remained in a serious-but-stable condition with head, neck and chest injuries.

The pair were airlifted by an aeromedical crew and a 700-kilometre flight to the RFDS Adelaide Base and subsequent transfer to Royal Adelaide Hospital