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NATIVE AIR SERVICES - Non-injury incident



DATE		11/04/03 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 landiung
		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 further injuries.

SOURCE		Dale Thompson, Dir. of Comm., Native Air Services

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.