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Stanford Life Flight - Non-injury incident
DATE 6/16/03 1700 PROGRAM Stanford Life Flight VENDOR Air Methods ADDRESS Stanford Hospitals and Clinics 300 Pasteur Dr., H1249 Stanford, CA 94305 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BK 117 TAIL# N117SU TEAM Steven Scott, Pilot; David Bevin & Leanne Perez, FNs. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION While conducting an FAA Part 135 flight in VFR conditions enroute from St. Louise Hospital in Gilroy to SHC in Palo Alto, the crew experienced an in flight emergency. The pilot received a warning light on the enunciator panel, indicating low oil pressure in engine #2. He then immediately confirmed that engine #2 oil pressure gauge was indicating low. In accordance with the BK 117 flight manual, the Number 2 engine was pulled back to idle position, and forward flight was continued in single engine profile. The pilot declared an "emergency" with San Jose Tower and our Dispatch Center. Program director responded to the communications center and initiated a portion of the emergency action plan, "Landing Short of Destination." ADDITIONAL INFO The pilot advised the tower and Dispatch Center that Life Flight was making an emergency landing at San Jose International Airport. Fire & EMS were put on standby. The flight nurses prepared the cabin and patient for an emergency landing. At approximately 1704 the pilot performed a single engine profile landing onto the taxi-way at San Jose International where both engines were then shut down and the aircraft remained on the taxiway until it could be towed to the jet center. Mechanical Investigation in underway at this time. The patient was transported by ground ambulance to SHC. SOURCE Derrek W. Alexander, Program Director, Stanford Life Flight 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.