NSW Police Air Wing assets active during the Sydney cafe siege

December 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

As hundreds of police officers swarmed a cafe in the heart of the Sydney CBD amidst a hostage standoff, their colleagues in the New South Wales Aviation Support Branch provided overhead surveillance in a number of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Observed on real-time flight tracking website Flightradar24 five hours into the crisis was a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (callsign: PolAir27; rego: VH-DFV) flying neat circles around the CBD, with its datum point centering on the location where the situation was developing. PolAir27 was subsequently relieved from its 1.5-hour long overwatch duty by an Airbus Helicopters EC135P2+ (callsign: PolAir4; rego: VH-PHM).

Images courtesy of Flightradar24.




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