Scottish woman rescued from Himalayas

Fishtail Air flew an air ambulance mission
in one of their Eurocopter AS350 helicopters to rescue Alena Murray, a Scottish
woman who was at the Machapuchre base camp. The camp is 12,136 feet above

Alena and her friend Pablo Zervas, both from
were on expedition when she fell ill and it was realised that she had appendicitis.
The Fishtail Air helicopter was called to help
rescue the patient.

She was flown immediately to hospital in Kathmandu for treatment.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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