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SURVIVAL FLIGHT - Non-injury incident



DATE		3/16/03 2015 CST

PROGRAM		SURVIVAL FLIGHT

VENDOR		CJ SYSTEMS

ADDRESS
		1500 EMC Drive
		Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0307

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	Bell 430

TAIL#		N 431 UM

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

DESCRIPTION	After landing at a scene, medical crew departed 
		the aircraft.  Pilot elected to ground taxi 
		aircraft to a different position.  While turning 
		aircraft, tail rotor struck metal highway marker.  
		Aircraft became airborn (5-6 feet) and began 
		rotating to right.  Pilot executed a hovering 
		autorotation, landing hard on left aft skid.  
		After landing, pilot completed aircraft emergency 
		shut down  Crew and patient returned to University 
		of Michigan Hospital via ground. 

ADDITIONAL INFO	Substantial damage to skid and tail rotor.

SOURCE		John Campos, Site Manager, Survival Flight

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.