Patients Injured in Bahamas Bus Crash Airlifted in C-130 to FLL
A military C-130 plane transported several victims of a bus crash in the Bahamas to South Florida, where they will be treated for their injuries, fire officials said.
The aircraft arrived with four trauma patients at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at around 4 p.m. on Monday, according to Batallion Chief Michael B. Kane. Their injuries were too severe to be treated in the Bahamas.
Several news outlets in the Bahamas reported that at least two dozen people, including tourists, were involved in a bus crash in Eleuthera.
Kane said three of the four patients sustained serious injuries, ranging from fractures of the arms and legs to internal injuries and possible paralysis. All of the patients were conscious and transported to Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale.
Fire officials believe the patients are civilians.
According to FLL airport officials, the C-130 flew from Georgia to the Bahamas.
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