GoodSAM used after incident near Bardon Mill

On Tuesday we used the GoodSAM service to assess the severity of an incident near Bardon Mill before making the decision to deploy our aircraft.

A lorry and a car had collided on the A69 near Haltwhistle, and before flying to the incident, we were able to view the scene on a bystander’s smartphone, using the GoodSAM service.

As well as shaping our decision to respond, this game-changing development also allows our team to more fully prepare for the incident they are about to face.

After getting a live look at the nature and extent of injuries sustained by the patient through their smartphone camera, our critical care team flew to the scene.

They assessed and treated a patient before airlifting them to hospital for further care.

For more information about how we use GoodSAM, please visit:

Incident timeline:
14:21 Mobile to incident from Durham Tees Valley Airport
14:50 On scene
15:44 Take off from scene, transporting patient by air
15:58 Arrive at hospital
16:56 Mobile to refuel
17:04 At refuel
18:35 Returning to base
18:56 On base

Translate »