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EASTCARE - Non-injury incident



DATE		8/30/03 1130 EDT

PROGRAM		EASTCARE

VENDOR		AIR METHODS

ADDRESS
		PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSP
GREENVILLE, NC 

WEATHER		Clear. Not a factor

AIRCRAFT_TYPE	BK 117 A4

TAIL#		586 BH

TEAM		PILOT, NURSE, PARAMEDIC. No injuries reported. No
patient. 

DESCRIPTION	On final approach to referring hospital, engine
		low light illuminated.  Crosscheck of torque
		indicated #1 engine was supplying all of the
		power.  Maximum continuous single engine power
		was applied and OEI flight was established.  Base
		communication was notified they were diverting to
		the nearby airport (Kinston Regional) to perform
		a single engine approach.  After safe landing,
		base communication was notified by cell phone and
		mechanic was requested.  Crew was debriefed and
		transportation was arranged for their return back
		to base.

ADDITIONAL INFO	A governor failure was the cause of the problem.

SOURCE		Becky Ross, Program Manager

VIA		Roseanne Krantz, CONCERN
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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.