Forfatter: Anders Martinsen

Europe’s largest drone operation after deadly landslide in Norway. 420 missions and 200 hours of airtime.

13 people were rescued from the collapsed houses and the rubble in the still moving landslide the first few hours after the catastrophe hit the small village of Ask, Gjerdrum in Eastern Norway on 30 December 2020. Both helicopters and drones have played a major role in the search and rescue operation in Ask. Heat-seeking drones and helicopters were cooperating after a 2000 feet long quick clay landslide hit the small village. More than a 1000 people were evacuated.