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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 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 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 email@example.com.