March 1, 2019

Positivity: Malmstrom Airmen Rescue Motorist In Flipped Car During Snowstorm

Filed under: Positivity,US & Allied Military — Tom @ 11:00 pm

From Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana (HT Weasel Zippers):

Published 1:45 p.m. MT Feb. 28, 2019; Updated 2:05 p.m. MT Feb. 28, 2019

For one team of Airmen, a seemingly normal drive home turned into an adrenaline rush to save a civilian in the midst of a snowstorm.

A vehicle had hit a snowbank and rolled over on the side of the road last Wednesday, trapping its driver and giving the Airmen just minutes to act to get the occupant to safety as soon as possible.

“We were maybe 15 minutes away from base,” said Senior Airman William English, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron flight security controller. “Visibility was anywhere from zero to 100 yards with the snow storm, wind blowing more snow and it being at night.”

English and his team were making their typical drive home from the missile complex when they noticed flashing lights to the side of the road and decided to pull over and assess the situation.

Bystanders were already gathered around the scene and the Airmen assumed they were the vehicle occupants. However, the group informed them the driver was still locked inside.

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