Abiding by all safety requirements and recommendations, crew of the C-27J Spartan aircraft of the Lithuanian Air Force carried out a flight on the route Šiauliai- Liège -Vilnius-Šiauliai on Sunday, yesterday. The crew took off from Šiauliai Lithuanian Air Force Base, touched down at Liège Airport in Belgium, loaded aboard tests for the coronavirus diagnostics, and handed them over immediately after landing in Vilnius to experts of the National Public Healthcare Laboratory.
It was the third flight of the Lithuanian Air Force C-27J Spartan carried out by request of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.
Lithuanian military personnel are assisting civilian authorities
- 72 soldiers of the National Defence Volunteer Force have been managing passenger flow, registering travellers returning to Lithuania and providing them information side by side with colleagues from the National Public Health Centre at Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports and Klaipėda Seaport since March 3;
- 54 soldiers of the National Defence Volunteer Force have been assisting State Border Guard Service colleagues in providing information to and registering people entering the territory of Lithuania, and in controlling closed off strips of the border at Lithuania-Latvia and Lithuania-Poland border-crossing points since March 16;
- The Lithuanian Armed Forces set up 4 military tents at Vilnius and Kaunas airports for passenger registration and examination procedures on March 15;
- The Spartan transport aircraft of the Lithuanian Air Force was used to bring citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, as well as a shipment for the Transplant Centre (stem cells), back from Germany on March 16;
- The Spartan transport aircraft of the Lithuanian Air Force was used to bring a shipment for the Transplant Centre (stem cells) from Germany to Lithuania on March 18;
- 10 tents with administrative equipment were committed to Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos on March 22.
POC: PAO for the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Capt Andrius Dilda, +370 686 28035.
Photo credits: Lithuanian Air Force