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CRITICAL AIR MEDICINE - Non-injury incident



DATE		3/6/03  

PROGRAM		CRITICAL AIR MEDICINE

VENDOR		Own Part 135

ADDRESS
		4141 Kearney Villa Rd
		San Diego, CA 92123

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	Bell 206 L3

TAIL#		N793CA

TEAM		Pilot, Nurse, Medic. No injuries reported. No 
		patient.  

DESCRIPTION	Enroute from base at Marble Falls to LLano County 
		Airport to pick up a cardiac patient, aircraft 
		experience and undetermined tail rotor 
		malfunction, forcing pilot to institute emergency 
		landing procedures.  Pilot's actions included 
		slowing engine to flight idle and maneuvering 
		aircraft through a series of turns and 
		autorotation in order to set own in a field where 
		a hard landing ensued.  Once on ground crewmembers 
		intitiated emergency safety and evacuation 
		procedures and completely shut down aircraft.  CAM 
		dispatch was notified of position and safety of 
		crew.  CAM Dispatch notified appropriate local 
		authorities, area secured. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	NTSB still has the aircraft.  The tail was severed 
		by the main rotor blades 

SOURCE		Dennis Brozowski, Admin Critical Air

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.