I was called on Sunday night by the president of the national church saying that a terrible accident after the conclusion of the Alliance Woman's annual conference in the east of the country had left many injured- some of them seriously.
|Eastbound from Libreville to Makokou at 9000 feet. This is what Gabon looks like during dry season- a lower solid overcast all day long.|
|Using the "jungle jepps", I descended on the prescribed course and broke through the overcast nearing the village. It's was my first time to this village runway where regional airline service lands 2 or 3 times a week.|
|Descending for runway 0-6 over the village.|
|I was blessed to have Yolande, a Bongolo-trained nurse and also an Alliance Woman, along to assist during the flight.|
|This flight had another first- landing at Bongolo the opposite direction then normal... runway 2-7. You can make out the airport ahead- we're on about a 4 mile final approach.|
|Upon arrival, Steve H., a Bongolo doctor, jumped into action, treating the woman laying down first.|
|Bongolo Hospital's ambulance driver, Philippe, was on the spot, waiting to load up the injured, along with Karen F. who used her personal car as well.|