Credit: LAR

The Grand Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) reported that a fire broke out at Luxembourg Airport in Findel shortly before 04:00 on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) later confirmed that the fire had "destroyed almost all the medical equipment of [its] rescue helicopters and ambulance jets". In an initial assessment, LAR experts have estimated that the damage amounts to about €2 million.

The fire destroyed defibrillators, ventilators and electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment, among other devices. In addition, the baby incubators co-developed by LAR, which are "unique in the world" and cost approximately €200,000 each, were exposed to the fire.

In light of this significant damage, LAR noted that it is "more dependent than ever" on donations from the public in this challenging situation. "It is only thanks to the solidarity of our supporters that LAR is able to continue its life-saving missions," added LAR. Further information is available on the LAR website:

Neither CGDIS nor LAR gave any specific reason for the blaze in their respective press releases.