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Care Flight REMSA - Injury accident



DATE		8/18/01 1432 PDT

PROGRAM		Care Flight REMSA

VENDOR		Rocky Mountain Helicopters

ADDRESS
		450 Edison Way
		Reno, NE 89502

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	Twin Star

TAIL#		N53LH

DESCRIPTION	Aircraft landed at a scene near Hallelujah 
		Junction off US 395.  Upon lift off, pilot lost 
		visual reference due to sand and dust.  While 
		setting the aircraft down, the helicopter rolled 
		over on its side.  One engine caught fire but was 
		extinguished by pilot.  Damage to aircraft was 
		substantial. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	Pilot, Nurse and EMT received minor bruises not 
		requiring medical attention.  The patient received 
		no additional injuries and was taken to Washoe 
		Medical Center by ground ambulance. 

SOURCE		Alan Dobrowolski, Care Flight

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.