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AIRMED - Non-injury incident



DATE		6/18/01 2200 MST

PROGRAM		AIRMED

VENDOR		Air Methods

ADDRESS
		University of Utah Health Sciences Center
		50 N Medical Drive
		Salt Lake City, UT 84132

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	Pilatus PC 12/45

TAIL#		299 AM

TEAM		Pilot, Nurse, Paramedic. No injuries reported. 
		Patient on board.  

DESCRIPTION	Upon landing at Salt Lake City International 
		Airport, aircraft struck one or several birds.  
		The bird or birds struck the right wing, fuselage, 
		and right landing gear.  The plane landed without 
		incident and has since been repaired. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	Due to a special request, the "guts" were sent to 
		the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and they 
		identified it as a Redhead duck (Aythya 
		Americana). 

SOURCE		Brian Simpson, FN, Safety Committee Chair

VIA		Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN

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transport programs when an accident / incident has occurred.
Please share the above information with your program staff. If
you have further questions, please contact the CONCERN Coordinator,
Roseann Krantz @ 1-800-75-SHOCK or rjkrantz@aol.com.