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CALSTAR - Non-injury incident



DATE		2/20/03 1515 PST

PROGRAM		CALSTAR

ADDRESS
		20876B CORSAIR BLVD
		HAYWARD, CA 94545

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	BO105 LS A3

TAIL#		477CS

TEAM		PILOT, MED CREW. No injuries reported. No patient. 
		 

DESCRIPTION	CREW WAS RETURNING FROM LOCAL HOSPITAL AFTER 
		COMPLETION OF PATIENT TRANSPORT WHEN PILOT NOTICED 
		#1 ENGINE TORQUE REGISTER AN ERRATIC 15-20% TORQUE 
		SPLIT AND RETURN TO NORMAL.  ABOUT 3 SECONDS 
		LATER, TORQUE SPLIT #1 ENGINE REPEATED SAME TREND 
		WITH ACCOMPANYING DECREASE IN #1 ENGINE OIL 
		PRESSURE AND RETURN TO NORMAL AS REGISTERED ON OIL 
		PRESSURE GAUGE.  PILOT ALERTED CREW AND DIVERTED 
		TO NEARBY AIRPORT.  CREW PERFORMED IN FLIGHT 
		REVIEW OF S/E EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND 
		ACCOMPANYING ACTION MEASURES TO INCLUDE 
		NOTIFICATION OF DISPATCH, REVIEW OF POH EMERGENCY 
		STEPS AND SECURING OF MEDICAL OXYGEN.  PILOT 
		REDUCED POWER IN ANTICIPATIOON OF PERFORMING 
		SINGLE ENGINE SHUTDOWN.  OIL PRESSURE AND TORQUE 
		STABILIZED TO NORMAL WITH TOT, N1, AND OIL 
		TEMPERATURES WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS.  DURING RUN ON 
		LANDING SEQUENCE, AS REAR SKID MADE CONTACT WITH 
		GROUND, BOTH TORQUE AND ENGINE OIL PRESSURE ON 
		EFFECTED ENGINE BEGAN RAPID FLUCTUATIONS WITH SLOW 
		BUT SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN EFFECTED ENGINE OIL 
		TEMPERATURE.  ENGINE WAS SECURED AND THEN THE 
		OTHER ENGINE WAS SECURED ONCE AIRCRAFT HAD COME TO 
		A COMPLETE STOP.  NORMAL EGRESS PROCEDURES 
		COMMENCED.  EXTERIOR POST FLIGHT ON EFFECTED 
		ENGINE REVEALED NO EXTERNAL DAMAGE OR OL LEAKING 
		BUT OIL STAINS AND STREAKING ALONG EXHAUST PATH 
		WAS PRESENT ON RT. SIDE OF TAIL BOOM, HORIZONTAL 
		STABILIZER AND VERTICAL FIN.  OIL RESERVOIR FOR #1 
		ENGINE SHOWED ALMOST NO OIL PRESENT IN SIGNT 
		GAUGE.  SUSPECT INTERNAL SEAL FAILURE. 

SOURCE		MARC COURMOYER, SAFETY OFFICER, CALSTAR

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.