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Air Life of Oregon - Non-injury incident
DATE 6/26/03 1410 PROGRAM Air Life of Oregon VENDOR Air Methods ADDRESS 2500 NE Neff Rd. Bend, OR 97701 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE PC12 TEAM pilot, flight nurse, respiratory therapist. No injuries reported. No patient. DESCRIPTION Climbing through 17,000 feet on departure from PDX, the left windshield cracked in a shattered pattern, obscuring vision. The cracking was accompanied by a "popping" sound however there is no evidence that any object struck the windshield. The windshield remained intact. The pilot declared an emergency, began a descent, and landed at DLS, approximately 10 minutes later. Because of the limited visibility through the left windshield, the pilot moved to the right seat to execute an uneventful landing. SOURCE Bill Conklin, Lead Pilot, Air Life of Oregon 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.