aA
A Lithuanian officer who was injured in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan is expected to be transported to The Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre in Ramstein, Germany, on Wednesday. The Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces learned about this from Bahram military hospital were the officer is being treated.
NATO
NATO
© Scanpix

The major will be transported to Europe by NATO-led training mission Resolute Support air medical evacuation force. In Germany the officer will be met by a Lithuanian army combat medic and other representatives of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The officer's transfer to Lithuania will be determined by a further medical check-up.

The officer sustained multiple contusions and rib damage during the crash, but vital organs were not injured. His condition is stable and he is able to walk.

As reported, the Lithuanian officer was injured in the crash of a Puma HC1 helicopter of coalition forces while it was landing in the territory of NATO Operation Resolute Support base in Kabul on 11 October.

Nine soldiers were on board of the helicopter. Five of them were killed in the crash - two from the United Kingdom, two from the United States and one civilian from France - while four others sustained injuries.

Elta EN
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Nauseda: Lithuania will have to go back to financial discipline after corona crisis

Once the coronavirus crisis ends and the economic situation gets back to normal, Lithuania will...

3 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday, 3 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1857 confirmed...

Loop traffic has taken effect in Vilnius Old Town

On 7 July, a new order for arranging traffic in Vilnius Old Town took effect – visitors and...

Self-isolation required for arrivals from 58 worst hit countries

The Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries most affected by coronavirus infection...

Media watchdog bans Russian broadcaster RT (2)

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK) on Wednesday banned Russia's broadcaster RT...

Top news

Nauseda: Lithuania will have to go back to financial discipline after corona crisis

Once the coronavirus crisis ends and the economic situation gets back to normal, Lithuania will...

Tours operators suspend trips to Bulgaria over coronavirus concerns

Lithuania's tour operators Novaturas and Tez Tour have decided not to organize trips to Bulgaria...

President: Lithuania must defend its haulers' interests 'to the hilt'

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda backs the government's plans to contest the EU Mobility Package...

Loop traffic has taken effect in Vilnius Old Town

On 7 July, a new order for arranging traffic in Vilnius Old Town took effect – visitors and...

Kaunastic discoveries: music in Kaunas this July

Here’s what the Kaunas calendar has to offer, including cumbia, classical music , urban sounds...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina