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NATIVE AIR SERVICES - Non-injury incident
DATE 11/03/03 1745 PROGRAM NATIVE AIR SERVICES VENDOR NATIVE AIR AMBULANCE ADDRESS 6402 SUPERSTITION BLVD MESA, AZ WEATHER Clear. Not a factor AIRCRAFT_TYPE AS 350 B3 TAIL# N820NA TEAM PILOT, NURSE, PARAMEDIC. No injuries reported. Patient on board. DESCRIPTION While enroute to the receiving facility with a trauma patient onboard, pilot reported diverting to a nearby airport due to a hydraulic warning light. On short-final approach to the landing area tail rotor authority was lost. Vertical ground impact from 20-30 feet caused aircraft to come to rest on its right side after ground contact of main and tail rotor blades. Aircraft was substantially damaged. ADDITIONAL INFO Patient transported to receiving facility by alternate company aircraft. Pilot and medical crew were taken to a nearby hospital for observation, then released a short time later. Patient sustained no futher injuries. SOURCE Dale Thompson, Dir. of Com., Native Air Services 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.