University of Michigan to introduce new Survival Flight plane to UP
The University of Michigan will show off its new Survival Flight plane in the state's Upper Peninsula.
The Ann Arbor university says in a release that the fixed-wing Cessna Citation Encore CE-560 will be on display at the Houghton County Memorial Airport, about 420 miles northwest of Detroit.
The plane first was used on Oct. 25 to deliver a heart to a transplant patient.
Medical School instructor Dr. Brad J. Uren says the Upper Peninsula will be one of the areas served by the plane. U-M Survival Flight transports critically ill or injured patients throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico.
The plane also is used by the school's Transplant Center's organ procurement team. It joins a fleet that includes three helicopters.