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NORTHWEST MEDSTAR - Non-injury incident



DATE		8/20/01 1735 PST

PROGRAM		NORTHWEST MEDSTAR

VENDOR		METRO AVIATION

ADDRESS
		6315 EAST RUTTER
		SPOKANE, WA 99212

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	EC 135

TAIL#		N313 MS

TEAM		PILOT, 2 RNS, RRT. No injuries reported. Patient 
		on board.  

DESCRIPTION	AIRCRAFT WAS ENROUTE TO RECEIVING HOSPITAL ON AN 
		INTER-FACILITY TRANSPORT WHEN THE #1 ENGINE OIL 
		TEMPERATURE INCREASED BEYOND THE MAXIMUM.  THE 
		PILOT APPLIED THE APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 
		AND THE ENGINE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SHUT DOWN.  THE 
		PILOT THEN DIVERTED TO FELTS FIELD AIRPORT AND 
		ACCOMPLISHED A SINGLE ENGINE LANDING WITH NO 
		FURTHER INCIDENT.  THE PATIENT WAS THEN 
		TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER HELICOPTER FOR TRANSPORT TO 
		THE HOSPITAL. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE ENGINE OIL 
		BYPASS VALVE HAD FAILED. 

SOURCE		PAM SHELDON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

VIA		Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN

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The CONCERN network shares verified information to alert medical
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.