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Good Samaritan AirCare - Non-injury incident



DATE		3/14/01 1945 CST

PROGRAM		Good Samaritan AirCare

ADDRESS		Good Samaritan Health Systems
		PO Box 1990
		Kearney, NE   68848

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	S-76

TAIL#		N5445J

INJURIES	Marty Anderson, Pilot - not injured
		Mike Volf, Pilot - not injured
		Doug Wulf, Nurse - not injured
		Robin Rutt, Nurse - not injured
		Patient, name withheld - not injured
		

DESCRIPTION	At approximately 1945 CST on March 14, 2001, while 
		in-flight with an interfacility transport, a 
		Canadian goose struck the ship`s main rotor disc.  
		The goose was forced downward and entered the ship 
		through the pilot`s chin bubble.  The strike to 
		the rotor disc resulted in damage to one of the 
		rotor tip caps.  An emergent landing was performed 
		without incident in a farmyard and the patient and 
		medical crew were transported to the receiving 
		facility by ground ambulance.  One pilot sustained 
		minor abrasions and lacerations to his right hand 
		from flying Plexiglas. There were no other 
		injuries.    

SOURCE		Doug Wulf, Chief Flight Nurse, Good Samaritan 
		AirCare via Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN