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CALSTAR - Non-injury incident

DATE		7/30/03  


VENDOR		Own Part 135

		20876 Corsair Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor



TEAM		Pilot, 2 Nurses. No injuries reported. Patient on

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 rjkrantz@aol.com.