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ENLOE FLIGHT CARE - Non-injury incident



DATE		1/11/03 1757 

PROGRAM		ENLOE FLIGHT CARE

VENDOR		Enloe Medical Center

ADDRESS
		1531 Esplanade
		Chico, CA 95926

WEATHER		5 Mile Visibility/Haze

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	AS 350 B2

TAIL#		N922RJ

TEAM		Pilot, Flight Nurse, Flight Medic. No injuries 
		reported. Patient on board.  

DESCRIPTION	Crew was on return flight of an interfacility 
		transport of a cardiac patient from Griley to 
		Chico, CA.  With the assistance of Night Vision 
		Goggles, pilot and crew noted several flocks of 
		ducks at their one o'clock position.  After minor 
		evasive course changes, a lone bird darted into 
		the path of the aircraft striking the left front 
		nose above chin bubble.  After an initial 
		assessment of the damage, the flight continued and 
		the patient was delivered to the hospital without 
		further incident.  Post landing inspection 
		revealed damage to front body of aircraft. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	No injuries to patient or crew.

SOURCE		Judy Cline, Asst. CFN, Enloe FlightCare

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.