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CALSTAR - Non-injury incident
DATE 7/30/03 PROGRAM CALSTAR VENDOR Own Part 135 ADDRESS 20876 Corsair Blvd Hayward, CA 94545 WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE BELL 222 TAIL# N29KH TEAM Pilot, 2 Nurses. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION While in level flight on an interfacility transport, aircraft suddenly developed a severe vibration. Due to the severity of the vibration, the pilot was unable to read the instruments or transmit GPS coordinates. Pilot immediately elected to execute a precautionary landing to a nearby field. Any increase of collective pitch caused the vibration to worsen, therefore a run-on landing was completed with no further incident and patient transport was completed by ground ambulance. Upon post landing inspection, the right front transmission lift link was found broken at the lower threads. SOURCE Brad Mills, Chief Pilot, CALSTAR 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.